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Beto O'Rourke defends Cruz clan after protesters harassed them in D.C.

Beto O'Rourke doesn't think his midterm election opponent Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, should have been heckled out of a restaurant in Washington on Monday.

Why it matters: O'Rourke is taking a stance on the so-called civility debate, which erupted when White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia over the summer. At a time when politics has gone crazy, O'Rourke's defense of the senator he's attempting to replace stands out.

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