Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell was verbally harassed by protesters calling for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as he left a Louisville restaurant Saturday morning, a web based video confirmed.
McConnell, R-Ky., was with outgoing Kentucky Home Majority Chief Jonathan Shell because the protesters shouted in unison, “Vote you out!” and “Abolish ICE!” video obtained by the Courier-Journal confirmed.
“The place are the infants, Mitch?” shouted one other protester, presumably in reference to the Trump administration’s controversial “zero tolerance” coverage of separating households caught illegally crossing the border. The coverage was later rescinded.
McConnell appeared expressionless as he bought right into a car and somebody shouted, “We all know the place you reside, Mitch. We all know the place you reside.”
Shell later dismissed the protesters as “a small group of extremists,” and likened their “distasteful” remarks to one thing “out of the Maxine Waters playbook.”
Waters, a Democratic congresswoman from Los Angeles, has made headlines for encouraging protesters to harass White Home officers over the administration’s immigration insurance policies.
Towards the tip of the video footage one protester says, “We did good, fellow residents.”
McConnell declined the Courier-Journal’s request for remark.
The Senate chief beforehand acquired public flak for his assist of the Trump administration’s powerful immigration insurance policies.
Final month McConnell and his spouse — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao — had been confronted by protesters as they had been leaving an occasion at Georgetown College.
“How do you sleep at night time?” one protester shouted.
“You allow my husband alone!,” Chao responded.