Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke defended his rival in November’s Texas Senate race, Republican incumbent Ted Cruz, after the senator and his wife were heckled by protesters during dinner at a Washington restaurant on Monday.
O’Rourke on Tuesday tweeted that it wasn’t “right that Senator Cruz and his wife Heidi were surrounded and forced to leave a restaurant.”
“The Cruz family should be treated with respect,” he wrote.
The activists that heckled Cruz and his wife oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and confronted the senator over his support for Kavanaugh, despite the sexual misconduct allegations that have been lodged against him. The activists chanted, “We believe survivors!”
One woman told Cruz she’s a sexual assault survivor and asked: “Do you believe survivors? Senator, I have a right to know what your position is on Brett Kavanaugh.”