Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has invoked the fact that he was a virgin in high school and college in an attempt to defend himself against allegations of sexual assault. Online commenters are pointing out that being a virgin does not prevent an individual from violating another person's sexual boundaries.
If Ted Cruz thought his Monday night dinner was going to be quiet, uninterrupted affair, he thought wrong. The Texas senator was forced to leave a restaurant in Washington D.C., in a scene all too familiar to Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. SEE ALSO: People across the country stage walk outs in solidarity with sexual assault survivors Protesters entered Fiola, an upscale Italian restaurant, seemingly opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and heckled Cruz and his wife. Apparently an "old friend" of Kavanaugh's, Cruz sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee who will decide his fate as a Supreme Court nominee. Kavanaugh is facing multiple accusations of sexual assault and misconduct, which prompted women's rights organizations to run a national walkout on Monday in solidarity with survivors. In a video posted on Monday night by Smash Racism DC, the group of activists can be heard chanting the words, "we believe survivors," referring to people who have experienced sexual abuse. 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. Fascists not welcome! #CancelKavanugh pic.twitter.com/7mx6Tc32za — Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018 "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," Smash Racism DC wrote in a tweet. "This is a message to Ted Cruz, [Brett] 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." In another video posted by the same Twitter account, a woman who describes herself as a survivor of sexual assault and a constituent of Cruz's asks him: "Do you believe in survivors? We believe survivors. Senator, I have a right to know what your position is on Brett Kavanaugh." Sexual assault survivor questioned Cruz during disruption at fancy Washington DC restaurant. Cruz ignores her. #CancelKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/bbtQ8TqE4H — Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018 Cruz's dinner wasn't the only site of protest, either. NBC affiliate KXAN reported that survivors of sexual assault had protested outside Cruz's office on Monday, in support of Kavanaugh accusers Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. Sexual assault survivors protest Kavanaugh outside Ted Cruz's officehttps://t.co/ubSi5g1UlW pic.twitter.com/gFmVFJ20JR — KXAN News (@KXAN_News) September 25, 2018 Kavanaugh's nomination was originally opposed by Cruz, although many including the Texas Tribune have noted his changing attitude. Cruz was also the committee member who suggested Ford testify in public. "These allegations are serious and deserve to be treated with respect," Cruz said in a statement, published by the Tribune . "Professor Ford should have a full opportunity to tell her story before the Judiciary Committee, and Judge Kavanaugh should have a full opportunity to defend himself. That hearing should be sooner, rather than later, so the committee can make the best assessment possible of the allegations." Ford will testify against Kavanaugh in an open hearing on Thursday, CNN reports. WATCH: A paralyzed man walks, with assistance, thanks to a new therapy that reactivates the spinal cord
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