A spokesperson for the DC-area restaurant where Ted Cruz was confronted by Antifa activists Monday night confirmed the Texas Senator returned minutes after the attack; saying the lawmaker and his wife were able to “finish their exceptional meal” in silence.
The local eatery posted an official statement regarding the confrontation after video of the incident surfaced on social media, saying “Last night, protesters entered Fiola with the apparent purpose of confronting one of our guests.”
“When the situation resolved a few minutes later, our guests returned to thank the staff for their support and to finish their exceptional meal,” added the statement.
According to @fioladc chef/owner Fabio Trabocchi, @tedcruz & Heidi Cruz returned to the restaurant they were forced out of last night. After the protestors left, the Cruzes apparently came back and finished their meal in peace. pic.twitter.com/fM967Ow4Zs
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) September 26, 2018
Cruz and his wife are the latest example of prominent Republicans to be harassed in public. Earlier this year, Rep. Maxine Waters urged her supporters to confront senior Trump officials and supporters at “gas stations” and “department stores.”
ORRIN UNLEASHED: Sen. Hatch GOES NUCLEAR on Antifa After Cruz Attack
Sen. Orrin Hatch slammed left-wing protesters who forced Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife from a Washington, DC restaurant Monday night; saying the vicious group has officially taken America “over our irony quota for 2018.”
Hatch blasted the Antifa members on social media hours after they posted videos of Cruz being chased from the local eatery; saying “Chasing a Cuban-American Senator you disagree with out of a restaurant while chanting ‘fascists not welcome’ under the banner of ‘smash racism’ might have just taken us over our irony quota for 2018.”
Chasing a Cuban-American Senator you disagree with out of a restaurant while chanting “fascists not welcome” under the banner of “smash racism” might have just taken us over our irony quota for 2018. https://t.co/datsJcZxMj
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 25, 2018
Cruz is the latest prominent Republican to be accosted in public.
The incident comes months after leading Democrats urged their supporters to “confront” senior Trump officials at “restaurants” and “department stores.”
RAGE: Antifa Chases Ted Cruz from DC Restaurant, Threaten ‘WE WILL FIND YOU’
An angry Antifa mob chased Texas Sen. Ted Cruz from a Washington, DC restaurant Monday; chanting “we believe survivors” and posting an ominous message on social media saying “You are not safe… We will find you.”
The footage went viral on social media minutes after being posted online, with the video showing dozens of left-wing activists confronting Cruz at a local eatery.
The incident is the latest example of left-wing demonstrators accosting Republicans and senior Trump officials at restaurants and other public places.
Earlier this year, Congresswoman Maxine Waters made national headlines when she urged her supporters to confront GOP lawmakers at “restaurants” and “department stores.”