Beto O’Rourke is criticizing the rowdy crowd that heckled Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife in a Washington restaurant Monday night.
O’Rourke, Cruz’s Democratic challenger for Senate tweeted Tuesday morning that it was “not right” that the crowd should have forced Cruz to leave the premises.
Not right that Senator Cruz and his wife Heidi were surrounded and forced to leave a restaurant last night because of protesters. The Cruz family should be treated with respect.
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 25, 2018
The protesters were angry over Cruz’s apparent continued support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite allegations of sexual misconduct.
The crowd chanted, “We believe survivors.” One woman told the senator that she had “a right” to know how Cruz would vote on the confirmation.
Cruz and O’Rourke are in a tight race for Senate with at least one poll indicating the Republican incumbent is leading by a margin of less than five percent.
Not all of O’Rourke’s liberal followers are in agreement with his respect for Cruz. As one Twitter user posted:
With all due respect, the GOP has basically staged a “bloodless” coup. Resistance fighters don’t have to follow decorum.
— The Black Pole