Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Protesters confront McConnell leaving Kentucky restaurant

Protesters confront McConnell leaving Kentucky restaurant

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell got hounded by a group of protesters in his home state of Kentucky on Saturday - with some shouting "Abolish ICE" and others threatening to pay a visit to his humble abode.

Later in the day, McConnell was leaving dinner at Bristol Bar & Grille in Louisville when protesters stormed his auto.

The protestors were referring to the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy that resulted in the separation of children from their parents at the Southern border.

Heard among the chants were: "Where are the babies, Mitch?", "Abolish ICE", "We know where you live", and "Vote him out".

Mr. McConnell and his companion - TMZ reported that it was Kentucky House Majority Leader Jonathan Shell - did not acknowledge the attacks or threats as they left the restaurant, which seems to be the Bristol Bar & Grille in Bardstown Road's food and entertainment district, and drove off.

Another yelled, "We know where you live, Mitch".

The protest was attended by the Louisville chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, which described that one protester as unaffiliated with the leftist group. The protesters also called him names such as "turtlehead" and asked "where are the children?" in reference to the illegal immigrants separated from their parents at the border. Sen. When someone noticed McConnell at the restaurant, they called on the protesters to confront the senator.

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There was no indication from the video of whether they had chased the two men from the restaurant, as has happened to Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen in Washington, or got inside it at all.

"Where are the children?" one of them asked, not for the last time.

The politician was chased from a restaurant by a group of protesters, one of whom yelled: "where are the babies, Mitch" as he got into his auto.

"How do you sleep at night?" one protester shouted.

Waters, a Democratic congresswoman from Los Angeles, has made headlines for encouraging protesters to harass White House officials over the administration's immigration policies.

The protests ended peacefully and without incident around noon, just before a video was posted to Facebook showing Sen.

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