Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his team were harassed by a couple while eating lunch in a California restaurant on Friday, Oct. 18.
“While having lunch with @RandPaul in California, we got verbally assaulted by these aggressive libs complaining about incivility,” Pauls Deputy Chief of Staff Sergio Gor tweeted with a video of the confrontation. “Check out the vid! #unhinged.”
The Kentucky senator, who has been a strong support for President Trumps policies, was approached as he tours the nation to promote his new book, “The Case Against Socialism.”
— Sergio Gor (@SergioGor) October 18, 2019
“You just ran into two people from New York, kiddo, and were not putting up with your Republican [expletive],” a woman said hysterically as she was swinging her fist and pointing her finger at Gor.
Paul shared his aides video on his Twitter feed.
“The left blames incivility on @realDonaldTrump. Watch this video and decide who the rude ones are,” he wrote.
Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders faced a similar incident in June 2018 when Red Hen, a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, refused to serve her.
“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left,” Sanders said.
“Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so,” she added.
Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) June 23, 2018
In a separate incident in September 2018, some leftists waited at a bar in Washington D.C. for an hour for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his wife to arrive after a “tip off,” The Epoch Times reported.
In a video taken during the event, Cruz and his wife Heidi can be seen abandoning their seats and making their way through the crowd while the protesters were yelling.