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Protesters confront Cruz at airport over Kavanaugh vote

Protesters confront Cruz at airport over Kavanaugh vote

A pair of protesters confronted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in an airport over his vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, USA Today reported Wednesday.
“You think that putting a sexual assaulter on the court is a victory for women?” one of the women can be heard asking Cruz in a video posted to Twitter. Cruz responds, stating that he believes in due process.
The women then press Cruz about his support for Kavanaugh and ask the senator whether he believed the judge committed perjury during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee late last month regarding allegations of sexual assault.
“Thank you for expressing your First Amendment rights,” Cruz says to the women as he continues to walk quickly through the airport.
“Shame on you, Ted Cruz!” one of the women can be heard shouting repeatedly before the video ends.
WATCH: Sen. @tedcruz is heckled at an airport by an angry woman. He thanks the woman for expressing her First Amendment rights and responds, “God bless you, ma’am.” pic.twitter.com/FdULfg0ToE
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) October 17, 2018
The video comes as Cruz faces a tough re-election bid against Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas), in the run up to November’s midterm elections.
Cruz leads O’Rourke by 7 percentage points, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polling. Nonpartisan political forecaster The Cook Political Report has rated the race a “toss-up.”
Cruz and a number of other Republicans have been confronted by protesters in recent weeks over their support of Kavanaugh, who was confirmed to the high court earlier this month.
Protesters opposed to Kavanaugh approached Cruz and his wife at a restaurant in Washington, D.C., in September, demanding to know if he would vote for the judge’s confirmation.
Cruz left the restaurant amid the protests.