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The owner, a Washington, DC restaurant, where Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife were heckled by a group of protesters at the beginning of this week, said the staff of life have received “threatening” messages, which as a result of the incident.

“Personally, I am blessed to work with the staff that have dealt with the harassment and life-threatening messages that we and our families have said in the course of the event,” Fabio Trabocchi, the owner, in a statement on Wednesday posted on Twitter. “You have a remarkable determination and calm, It is frightening to hear, the anger at you and the one you love-I’m happy to be working with the courageous people who respect our work.”

Cruz and his wife were eating at Fiola on Monday, as a group of the Senator on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in front of several sexual assault allegations appeared to chastise. Two one-minute video clips, which were posted on the Twitter page of a group called “Smash Racism DC,” where protesters could be heard chanting, “We believe the survivors!”

An activist can be yelled at, hear shouting “Sexist, racist, anti-gay!”, while a woman Texas GOP senator questioned whether or not he believes that women are the allegations against Kavanaugh. A Federal judge of all charges against him has been denied.

The couple was escorted from the restaurant by a side entrance, before you are brought back in the later, through the kitchen, enjoy the rest of your meal, according to the statement.

While Trabocchi he observed not in the business of “hospitality” or “public safety,” the restaurant owner said he has implemented additional security measures “to ensure that the current and the future of privacy, security and safety for our employees and guests.”

“We have done our best, Monday night, to show DC what it means to live, love and work in a city where all voices are welcome – and indeed necessary – to work to a Republic,” the statement read. “It takes everyone, so like any family. It requires respect, listening, and sometimes a little etiquette as you hold your elbow and policy from the table.”

Fox News’ Bradford Betz and Luke Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.

Benjamin Brown is a reporter for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.

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