‘I don’t like it happening to his wife…That’s part of the deal…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) CNN host Don Lemon said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) “signed up for” harassment as a public official, referring to radical left-wing protesters driving Cruz and his wife out of a D.C. restaurant Monday night.
“I don’t like it,” Lemon said on Tuesday, “but it is one reason I’m not a public official, that I’m not running for office.”
Lemon said public officials should expect public protests, according to The Hill.
“In a way, I think it goes with the territory. I don’t like that they were blocking his wife, but that’s what he signed up for,” Lemon said. “And as a strict constitutionalist, which Ted Cruz is, he knows it is protected under the First Amendment.”
Cruz and his wife were accosted in a public restaurant by protestors chanting, “We believe survivors!”
The group referenced the sexual assault allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
One protestor demanded to know whether Cruz would vote for Kavanaugh, following him around the restaurant, saying, “I have a right to know what your position is on Brett Kavanaugh.”
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
Smash Racism, a Twitter account associated with the radical, leftist group Antifa, posted the footage on Twitter, calling Cruz “right-wing scum.”
“You are not safe,” the group tweeted. “We will find you. We will expose you. We will take from you the peace you have taken from so many others.”
Lemon, however, said this isn’t out of the ordinary.
“I don’t like it. I don’t like it happening to his wife,” he said. “But that’s what he signed up for. That’s part of the deal.”