Protesters Who Confronted Ted Cruz Get Put In Their Place By Stephen Colbert


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Comedian Stephen Colbert had some advice for protesters who confronted Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz at a restaurant in Washington, D.C., Monday and told them their actions were “not helpful.”

A video shows Cruz being chased out of the restaurant by a gaggle of protesters chanting “We believe survivors,” referring to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault accusers.

One protester disparaged Cruz’s looks and said his Democratic opponent for Senate, Beto O’Rourke, was more attractive. Cruz and his wife Heidi left the restaurant due to the activists’ disturbance.


“Okay, first of all, uh, this is not helpful,” Colbert said on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tuesday. “Don’t do this.” (RELATED: Stephen Colbert Admitted To Knowing Nothing About Kavanaugh So He Ripped On Him Over His First Name)

Despite discouraging the actions of the protesters, Colbert still took a personal shot at Cruz himself.

“Plus, you can’t compare Cruz’s looks to Beto,” he said. “It’s like comparing apples to attractive men. But I’m sure Cruz is not bothered — is what I would have said if he hadn’t been spotted forlornly looking at a photo of Beto O’Rourke.”

Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges he tried to force himself on her at a high school party, and Deborah Ramirez, who claims he exposed himself and thrust his genitals in her face. The judge has continued to deny any allegations of sexual assault.

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