The day after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and his wife, Heidi, were chased out of Fiola, a restaurant in Washington D.C., by members of “Smash Racism DC” over the sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the restaurant gave their side of the story. The restaurant revealed in a statement that the Cruz family was able to return to finish their meal in peace:
Last night, protesters entered Fiola with the apparent purpose of confronting one of our guests. Recognizing that there was potential for escalation, our stellar management team immediately diffused the situation. Per per our policy for events of this nature, the police were called and the guest escorted to privacy — our highest priority is always the well-being of our customers. When the situation resolved a few minutes later, our guests returned to thank the staff for their support and to finish their exceptional meal.
“The FT group welcomes all patrons and is proud of its reputation not just of culinary excellence but also of creating a welcoming space for all, irrespective creed, ideology or opinion,” their statement continued. “Chef Fabio believes politics — like elbows — are best left off the dining table and we welcomes everyone’s.”
— Fiola (@fioladc) September 26, 2018
The protesters shouted and chanted at the couple while surrounding them and blocking their path several times as they tried to leave.
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. Fascists not welcome! #CancelKavanugh pic.twitter.com/7mx6Tc32za — Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018
In a follow-up tweet that has since been deleted, “Smash Racism DC” sent a chilling warning to other Republicans. “This is a message to Ted Cruz, Bret Kavanaugh, Donald Trump and the rest of the racist, sexist, transphobic, and homophobic right-wing scum: You are not safe. We will find you. We will expose you. We will take from you the peace you have taken from so many others,” the group tweeted.