Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao told a group of protesters at Georgetown University to back off when they began harassing her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
McConnell and Chao were leaving an event at Georgetown University on Monday night when they were confronted by a group of protesters who repeatedly asked McConnell why he was separating families and played audio of children crying at the border.
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
— Jesus Rodriguez (@jesusrodriguezb) June 26, 2018
The protesters swarmed the SUV set to take McConnell and Chao off campus, and Chao immediately jumped into defense mode.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 26, 2018
Chao repeatedly screamed at the protesters, “leave my husband alone!” as she got into the SUV to leave.
McConnell is just the latest Trump-friendly public servant to be protested or harassed in the past week. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant over the weekend, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was intimidated out of a movie theater, and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled into leaving a Mexican restaurant in DC. (RELATED: New Normal: Trump Allies Face Harassment, Protests Anywhere They Show Their Faces)