Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the latest Republican to be accosted in public over their vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court this week; telling his heckler “God bless you, ma’am” at a crowded airport.
Footage of the incident went viral on social media Tuesday evening after the unidentified woman repeatedly asked the GOP legislator about his Kavanaugh vote; screaming “shame on you!” as Cruz walked away.
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“Thank you for expressing your First Amendment rights,” said Cruz.
The incident follows similar confrontations at airports involving Sen. Rand Paul and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Watch the altercation above.
WATCH: Sen. Rand Paul Confronted by Anti-Kavanaugh Activists at DC Airport
Sen. Rand Paul was confronted and followed by a handful of left-wing activists at a DC airport this week; becoming the latest Republican politician to be publicly accosted over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle.
Paul remained completely silent as the anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators followed the GOP lawmaker outside the airport Thursday, yelling “Women across America deserve to know your stance on this issue.”
The incident comes just days after Sen. Mitch McConnell was also confronted at a DC airport and less than a week after Sen. Cruz was harassed at a Washington, DC restaurant.
“This is getting dangerous,” said Sen. Graham Wednesday flanked by a new security detail at the US Capitol.
UPDATE: McConnell Says GOP Won’t be ‘Intimidated’ By Left-Wing Protesters
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weighed-in on the recent rash of incidents involving anti-Kavanaugh protesters accosting GOP legislators Wednesday, saying there’s “no chance” these people are going to “scare us out of doing our duty.”
McConnell was addressing his colleagues from the Senate Floor when he “made it clear” that his members won’t be intimidated at “airports and their homes.”
Senate Majority Leader McConnell on protesters:
"There is no chance in the world they’re going to scare us out of doing our duty. I don’t care how many members they chase, how many people they harass here in the halls … we will not be intimated by these people." pic.twitter.com/aIpUKzB1PQ
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“I want to make it clear to these people who are chasing my members around the halls here, or harassing them at the airport, or going to their homes; we’re not going to be intimated by these people,” said McConnell.
“There is no chance in the world they’re going to scare us out of doing our duty. I don’t care how many members they chase, how many people they harass here in the halls … we will not be intimated by these people,” he added.