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Mitch McConnell chased from Kentucky restaurant

10 July 2018

McConnell was taunted by protesters Saturday as he left the eatery in Louisville, Kentucky. confronted over immigration policies that include separate children from their parents.

One protester can be heard yelling out an apparent threat: "We know where you live, Mitch!"

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 vehicle.

According to the footage, McConnell didn't show an outward reaction, but walked around the corner and got into his vehicle.

"We did good, fellow citizens", a protester said as McConnell's vehicle pulled away. Others shouted, "Abolish Ice!" and "No justice, no peace".

Protesters confronted him just a few weeks ago at Georgetown University in Washington he was leaving a dinner with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

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"You leave my husband alone", she reportedly said multiple times while wagging her finger at the protestors. "Leave my husband alone!" The separation of families drew intense criticism until President Donald Trump ended the policy by executive order last month. The protesters then played audio of sounds of crying separated migrant kids published by ProPublica.

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.

In the time since, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former EPA czar Scott Pruitt were both harassed in restaurants, and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was jeered at and spat on by a mob as she attended a movie in Tampa.

At least half a dozen people, several with cameras, were waiting in front of the restaurant when McConnell walked out, with his checkered shirt tucked into his jeans and two dining companions at his side.

"Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up".

"For these members of his Cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they're not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they're not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they're not going to be able to shop at a department store", she added. "But we want history to report that we stood up".

Mitch McConnell chased from Kentucky restaurant