Beto O’Rourke Defends Ted Cruz After Protesters Confront Him at Restaurant

Beto O’Rourke, Sen Ted Cruz‘s (R-TX) Democratic challenger, came to his opponent’s defense after protesters confronted him and his wife Heidi at a restaurant last night. With the upcoming hearing with Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford set for this week, Cruz was confronted last night by protesters chanting “We believe survivors!” He and his wife ended up leaving the restaurant. This morning, O’Rourke tweeted in defense of Cruz, saying, “Not right that Senator Cruz and his wife Heidi were surrounded and forced to leave a restaurant last night because of protesters. The Cruz family should be treated with respect.” [image via screengrab]

BREAKING: GOP Senators Reportedly Told To Expect a Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote This Weekend

At a lunch on Tuesday, Senators were told to expect to be on the floor this weekend for the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote, said Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), according to multiple reports. On the Senate floor on Monday, majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) warned a vote would be imminent following Thursday’s testimony from Kavanaugh and accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The process in the Senate is complicated but would begin on Saturday, if reports are correct.

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Mediaite Is Looking For Fall Editorial Interns to Join Our Team!

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Laura Ingraham Deletes Post Linking to Controversial Anti-Immigration Website

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham again found herself doing damage control Monday night, after she posted a link from a controversial anti-immigration blog on Twitter. Ingraham tweeted out a link earlier in the day to a VDARE article titled “Jeb Bush Denounces Americans Who Don’t Want To Be ‘Changed’ By Mass Immigration.” Shortly after, it was deleted, but not before the Contemptor’s Justin Baragona got ahold of it. Ingraham then issued a mea culpa, saying she “mistakenly tweeted a link to a website that I in no way condone” while trying to highlight a National Review interview with Jeb Bush.

WATCH: Megyn Kelly Confronts Tom Arnold Over Claim He Assaulted Actress Roma Downey in Fiery Collision

Tuesday on NBC, Megyn Kelly confronted Tom Arnold over an allegation of physical assault lodged against the actor — in a segment which went totally off the rails. As part of his recent altercation with Apprentice creator Mark Burnett at an Emmy Awards party, actor Tom Arnold was alleged to have physically assaulted actress Roma Downey — with the actress claiming she got a sizable bruise on her hand from Arnold. “Did you cause that bruise?” Kelly asked Arnold. The actor laughed off the claim. “Roma Downey’s like, ‘Julie Chen, hold my beer,'” he said. The joke drew condemnation from Kelly. “Stop that, Tom,” Kelly said. She added, “Don’t Continue reading "WATCH: Megyn Kelly Confronts Tom Arnold Over Claim He Assaulted Actress Roma Downey in Fiery Collision"

GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel Calls Out Maxine Waters After Ted Cruz Harassed at Dinner

On Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was harassed out of a restaurant by “unhinged” protesters while having dinner with his wife. On Tuesday, GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted about it. “The Democrat Party of Maxine Waters is completely unhinged,” said McDaniel about the incident. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has repeatedly called for and supported public harassment of GOP members and people who work for the Trump administration. But she is not alone. The GOP released a video, titled “Unhinged”, showing clips of violence mixed with clips of speeches and comments from prominent democrats earlier this year. The word unhinged will show up a lot more between now and election day. [Featured image via screengrab] — Follow Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) on Twitter