Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was verbally harassed by protesters as he left a Louisville restaurant Saturday morning who were calling for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an online video showed.
“Where are the babies, Mitch?” shouted another protester, presumably in reference to the Trump administration’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy of separating families caught illegally crossing the border. The policy was later rescinded.
For the most part, they remained relatively civil until one man started to yell “We know where you live Mitch, we know where you live.” I’d say that guy deserves a visit from the FBI for what sounded like a direct threat.
Mitch McConnell was chased out at a restaurant by protesters. They chanted: ‘Vote you out! Vote you out! Vote you out! Vote you out!…’
Posted by Source Politics on Saturday, July 7, 2018
Fox News reports:
McConnell appeared expressionless as he got into a vehicle and someone shouted, “We know where you live, Mitch. We know where you live.”
Shell later dismissed the protesters as “a small group of extremists,” and likened their “distasteful” remarks to something “out of the Maxine Waters playbook.”
Waters, a Democratic congresswoman from Los Angeles, has made headlines for encouraging protesters to harass White House officials over the administration’s immigration policies.
Toward the end of the video footage one protester says, “We did good, fellow citizens.”
McConnell declined the Courier-Journal’s request for comment.
The Senate leader previously received public flak for his support of the Trump administration’s tough immigration policies.
Last month McConnell and his wife — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao — were confronted by protesters as they were leaving an event at Georgetown University.
The protesters repeatedly yelled at McConnell asking why he was separating families and played audio of children crying at the border. With every moment that passed they seemed to get more confrontational while pushing closer to the car. That’s when Elaine Chao began saying, “Leave my husband alone!” as she got into the SUV to leave.
A group of protesters confronts Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao with @ProPublica’s audio of children separated from their families at the border while leaving a @Georgetown event. pic.twitter.com/jRKHKBeFpC
— Jesús A. Rodríguez (@jesusrodriguezb) June 26, 2018
They swarmed the SUV set to take McConnell and Chao off campus, and Chao immediately jumped into defense mode.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 26, 2018
The Democrats hostile rhetoric towards President Trump and those who work with him is going to result in someone getting hurt. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are not doing the Democratic party any good by standing on the sideline watching this play out, they need to take a stronger stance and tell people that mobs confronting Republicans is going to hurt them in the primaries.