McConnell Responds To Republican Restaurant Harassment: ‘This Is All About Intimidation’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to public protests of him and Republican leaders at restaurants, saying the protests are “all about intimidation” in a Thursday press conference.


“This is all about intimidation,” McConnell said at a Kentucky press conference, “not about persuasion but about intimidation. And I assure you that I will not be intimidated by these groups of socialists who apparently prefer open borders. Let’s understand what they are suggesting here: Getting rid ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and having no one at all control the borders. What I worry about is that that point of view seems to be moving into the United States Senate.”

McConnell continued, “There are three credible Democratic United States senators thinking of running for president who have come out for getting rid of ICE. Senator Gillibrand from New York. Senator Warren from Massachusetts. Senator Harris from California. No border security at all? So, I repeat, I will not be intimidated by protesters. Honestly, I enjoyed my lunch, and I’m just sorry that other people at the restaurant seem to have been inconvenienced by all of this.”

The Senate Majority Leader also added “it’s not about persuasion. It’s about intimidation,” and that he “will not be intimidated by these people.”

McConnell was accosted Saturday as he was leaving a restaurant in Kentucky. (RELATED: Socialist Protesters Confront Mitch McConnell Leaving Restaurant)

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