Washington, DC – The DC-based antifa group that harassed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his wife while they were out to dinner on Monday night was founded by a notorious cop hater (video below).
Cruz and his wife had arrived for dinner at Fiola restaurant at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 when they were accosted by a group of antifa protesters.
Smash Racism DC, the DC-based antifa organization who took credit for the disruption, said they were protesting against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The group posted two videos of the altercation to Twitter.
Immediately after the senator and his wife sat down to dinner, the group approached the table, the video showed.
“We believe survivors! We believe survivors!” a group of about 20 protesters shouted inside the quiet dining room as they surrounded the senator and his wife.
One woman approached the table and told the senator’s wife that she was a survivor and that she believed all the women who had come forward about Kavanaugh.
Then she asked Heidi Cruz to pressure her husband to vote against Kavanaugh as others screamed and shouted behind her, the video showed.
At that point, Cruz and his wife got up to leave their table and the restaurant.
Other diners remained seated with horrified expressions on their faces, the video showed. Many held their phones up to film the kerfuffle.
Cruz ignored the people screaming in his face, and had to push his way through the demonstrators to make a path, the video showed.
“God bless you,” he said pleasantly, after one woman screamed directly into his face.
His wife attempted to follow him to the rear exit, but was blocked by antifa.
“Let my wife through,” Cruz demanded, and the two of them made a quick exit through a back door that a restaurant employee had opened for them.
“Bye! See ya!” the protesters screamed in the video.
At that point, restaurant staff told the protesters to leave, the video showed.
On their way out, they continued screaming, as if everyone in the restaurant needed to be educated by them.
“Ted Cruz and Brett Kavanaugh are best friends. Vote no on Kavanaugh!” one protester yelled at the diners.
“Cancel Kavanaugh!” one woman shrieked, and then the rest of them copied her in a chant.
The group that ran the Cruzes out of an expensive DC restaurant on Monday night was created by the same antifa organizer who bragged about teaching “future dead cops” at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
Inside Higher Education reported that Michael Isaacson was suspended from his adjunct professorship after he tweeted such things as “My job program: Kill all white people born before 1962” and “Reminder that if Trump does end up winning this stupid thing to assassinate Mike Pence *first*.”
John Jay is well-known for having educated many former and current members of the New York Police Department.
"Some of ya’ll might think it sucks being an anti-fascist teaching at John Jay College but I think it’s a privilege to teach future dead cops,” Isaacson tweeted on Aug. 23 according to the New York Post.
The school most recently made headlines when at least four professors were the subject of two complaints that accused them of running an “academic underworld” of drugs and prostitution, The New York Times reported.
In January, John Jay College told The Daily Caller that Isaacson, who has repeatedly said that he supported and condoned violence against people with differing political views, was no longer employed by the school.
Isaacson refers to almost everyone he disagrees with as Nazis. And he has publicly defended what he said is his right to commit violence against those people.
“There is the question of whether these people should feel safe organizing as Nazis in public, and I don’t think they should,” Isaacson told The Hill in an interview where he took credit for founding the DC antifa group Smash Racism DC.
On Tuesday morning, Isaacson tweeted a complaint that he was being blamed for the incident with the Cruzes, and said he was not involved. However, Blue Lives Matter observed that he engaged privacy settings on his account and made all of his postings private shortly thereafter.
You can see the video of the protesters harassing the senator and his wife below: