With many protesters having swarmed Capitol Hill to show their opposition to the nomination and then confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, there were multiple instances where the protesters harassed and confronted Republican senators.
In response to some of the protesters’ actions, which President Donald Trump described as an “angry mob,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) didn’t seem concerned about the confrontations.
“I think it just means that there are a lot of people who are very, very much motivated about what is going on. Because hat happened with Judge Kavanaugh from the very beginning, this is not a fair process,” Hirono said on CNN.
When asked if chasing members of Congress out of restaurants was going too far, Hirono pointed to white supremacists.
This is what happens because when you look at white supremacists and all that, this is what’s coming forth in our country. There is a tremendous divisiveness in our country.
“This is the kind of activism that occurs and people make their own decisions. If they violate the law, then they have to account for that,” she added.
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In one case, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his wife, Heidi, were surrounded and chased out of a Washington, D.C. restaurant by anti-Kavanaugh protesters.
BREAKING. Activists just chased @TedCruz out of a fancy Washington DC restaurant, chanting “We Believe Survivors!”
Cruz has been friends with creep Kavanaugh for 20 years. Now Cruz is on judiciary committee hearing his testimony.
— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018
In a statement, the restaurant, Fiola, said the Cruz family was able to return and finish their meal in peace after the protesters left the establishment.