It’s been some time since liberals have shown their civility by harassing a prominent Republican dining at a restaurant. But on Monday a gaggle of screaming far-left fascists filled the void when they confronted and chased Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his wife out of a Washington, D.C. restaurant.
The group’s beef was partly the senator’s support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, but it also touched on several hot-button issues for Democrats, among them inequality, immigration, and LGBTQ rights.
A Twitter account affiliated with the Antifa group “Smash Racism DC” followed up on the ugly incident with a series of threatening messages, telling the Texas Republican he is “not safe.”
“No — you can’t eat in peace — your politics are an attack on all of us You’re votes are a death wish. Your votes are hate crimes. Tonight Senator Ted Cruz arrived at Fiola, an upscale restaurant mere steps from the White House, to enjoy a hearty Italian dinner,” the thread began.
He could have dined on a lavish four course meal for only $145 while millions of Americans struggle to buy groceries. He might have sampled from the top shelf wine list as migrant children languish in cages.
He’d have laughed with his wife while women and members of the LGBTQ community collectively gasp in horror as Senator Cruz pushes forward on Bret Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. At least he could have had activists not interrupted his evening just as he was being seated
Instead, activists from Smash Racism DC, Resist This, DC IWW, members of DC Democratic Socialists of America, Anarchists, women, sexual assault survivors, and members of the LGBTQ community interrupted Ted Cruz’s peaceful meal.
While our interruption does not compare in scale to the interruptions his actions as a Senator have had on millions of American lives, we hope that it reminds Cruz and others like him that they are not safe from the people they have hurt.
The irony in the first claim is that many Democrats in the Senate also live the good life on the taxpayer’s dime, eating in high-end restaurants and living in tony neighborhoods.
But the group wasn’t quite done with Cruz because they had not yet delivered the threat, which followed:
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.
Twitchy noted that the group also posted the phone number of conservative commentator Gavin McInnes, suggesting that everyone call him and tell him they “love white genocide.”
Speaking of equality, some of us are left wondering why this threat has been allowed to remain on Twitter while conservative James Woods remains locked out of his account over a tweet that poked fun at Democrats.
That literally fits the definition of what gets banned on your platform, but you're allowing it.
That accounts needs to be banned.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 25, 2018