The below post is taken out of context from a Washington Post news item reporting on how Ted Cruz and his wife were verbally accosted in a Washington DC restaurant, but can be seen in its entirety at the link above.
Organizers of this protest would later identify themselves as members of various left-wing organizations: a local anti-fascist group and a branch of the Democratic Socialists of America, among others. One of them told The Washington Post they had been tipped off to the Cruzes’ reservation that evening and sat covertly at Fiola’s bar for more than an hour to await his arrival.
“Senator, we have a right to know what your position is on Brett Kavanaugh,” the woman said, now encompassed by the chanting throng. Cruz looked straight into the camera and smiled. “God bless you, ma’am,” he said, and took his coat off and sat down — very briefly.
Cruz did not respond to his interrogators at Fiola, except to offer pleasantries wildly out of sync with the shouts and screams around him. “We would like to leave in private,” he said as he stood up from the table. “Excuse me.
” Beto looks way hotter than you do!” someone shouted. Another raised a middle finger as the couple shuffled past. O’Rourke condemned the protest the next morning.
When the Cruzes reached the door, a waiter tried to open it. The door stuck, so he pushed again. Then again, and again, and harder each time.
Those who planned it appear to have achieved their purpose. Videos of the encounter were published on the Smash Racism DC social media accounts in the middle of the night,