Socialist Protesters Confront Mitch McConnell Leaving Restaurant

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted on Saturday by a small group of chanting protesters as he left a Kentucky restaurant.

A video posted by the Louisville Democratic Socialists of America shows McConnell and his group leaving Louisville’s Bristol Bar & Grille and walking to his vehicle, followed by protesters shouting various slogans, including, “Vote you out,” “Abolish ICE,” and “No justice, no peace.”

“A group of Louisville residents, including several @DemSocialists members, had a message for Mitch McConnell as he left a local restaurant today,” Louisville DSA tweeted. “Powerful people like Mitch deserve no peace while they enable the imprisonment of babies in concentration camps. #AbolishICE”

The Courier-Journal reported that McConnell was “out to lunch with Kentucky’s outgoing House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, who was upset in his May primary.”

“Where are the babies, Mitch?” one protester asked, referring to a policy separating migrant children from their parents at the border, which was recently ended by President Trump. (RELATED: Protesters Gather Outside White House Adviser Stephen Miller’s Apartment, Pass Out ‘Wanted’ Flyers)

“Yeah, we know where you live too, Mitch,” the same protester appeared to tell McConnell. “We know where you live!”

Shell called the protesters “a small group of extremists,” adding that the comment about knowing where McConnell lives was a “not-so-subtle threat right out of the Maxine Waters playbook.”

Although McConnell appeared not to react to the protesters, one could be heard saying, “We did good,” to the group. (RELATED: ‘Fascist Pig!’ — Chanting Socialists Chase DHS Secretary Nielsen Out Of Mexican Restaurant)

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