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Ted Cruz heckled by protesters in DC restaurant: video

FILE: Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz participates in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate with the Democratic Republic of Beto O’rourke, in Dallas.

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A group of protesters in Washington, D.C., shouted down Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife in a restaurant Monday after video footage was released that night on Twitter.

The group appeared to chastise Cruz on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in front of several sexual assault allegations. Two one-minute video clips, which were posted on the Twitter page of a group called “Smash Racism DC.”

Sexual assault survivors, Cruz questioned during the interruption to a fancy Washington DC restaurant. Cruz ignored them. #Cancel kavanaugh pic.twitter.com/bbtQ8TqE4H

Smash racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018

The group’s Facebook page declares that the “United” in the fight against the “Nazis, Ku-Klux-Klan.”

In the first video clip, a group of protesters approach Cruz and his wife at a restaurant table, again and again, We believe scream, “the survivors!”

“Hello, I would like to talk to about Brett Kavanaugh this evening. I’m a part of, to know love, to what your voice is gonna be tonight. I know that it says very close friends with Mr. Kavanaugh,” a woman behind the camera. “Do you think the survivors?”

“Senator, I have a right to know what is your position on the Board Kavanaugh,” she continues.

“God bless you, mam,” Cruz says, in the midst of the screams.

“God bless you, I appreciate you,” the woman responds. “I’m a survivor of sexual assault, mam. I think that all of the survivors. There are now three people who have come forward and said that the Board has attacked Kavanaugh. I know that you are close friends with him. Could you talk to him? You could talk to him about his position?”

Cruz appears then get up and head for the exit with his wife.

“How are you sir to the vote asks?” the woman.

In the second video, the protesters, the survivors continue to shouted, “We believe!” Cruz is seen struggling through the crowd.

“Beto’s way hotter than you, dude!”, a protestor in front of the camera, in terms of democratic Congressman Beto O ‘ Rourke, Cruz Challenger for U.S. Senate seat says.

“Excuse me, can you my wife,” Cruz said to the hostile crowd.

As Cruz is screaming to be hear approaching the output of a wife, “go to the confirm of your best friend, Kavanaugh?”

Another protester shouts: “Sexist, racist, anti-gay!”

If Cruz leaves the restaurant, the protesters cheer. A restaurant worker appears and tells the group to leave.

Cruz has it.for Christine Blasey Ford, one of the Kavanaugh his accusers, and witnesses in public, according to The Texas Tribune

“These allegations are serious, and you deserve to be treated with respect,” Cruz said in a statement. “Professor Ford should have a full opportunity to get your story in front of the judiciary Committee, judge Kavanaugh should have a full opportunity to defend himself. This negotiation should be sooner rather than later, so that the Committee, the best assessment possible of the allegations.”

Cruz’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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