Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Mitch McConnell Confronted by Protesters Over Immigration

Mitch McConnell Confronted by Protesters Over Immigration

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.

McConnell was getting lunch with Kentucky's outgoing House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell (R), the Courier Journal reported.

"Where are the babies, Mitch?" shouted another protester, presumably in reference to the Trump administration's controversial "zero tolerance" policy of separating families caught illegally crossing the border.

Shell later dismissed the protesters as "a small group of extremists", and likened their "distasteful" remarks to something "out of the Maxine Waters playbook".

McConnell was accosted as he left Louisville's Bristol Bar & Grille, with protesters chanting "where are the babies, Mitch?" a reference to the 2,400 children of illegal immigrants separated from their families at the USA border.

Mitch McConnell was targeted by protesters.

One protester was recording asking McConnell where the "babies" were.

"We know where you live, Mitch".

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

Mrs. Waters, a Democratic member of the U.S. House from Los Angeles, has called on all her supporters to chase administration figures from any public space.

McConnell did not respond to the protesters' comments.

The Department of Transportation Secretary and the Senate Majority Leader were approached by students as they made their way to their auto outside the Copley Formal Lounge on the university campus in Washington, DC.

Last month, McConnell claimed that all Republican senators supported ending the Trump administration's policy of family separation, despite the fact that none of them had signed on to existing legislation that would have ended it.

'Why are you separating families, huh?

His wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, hit back at the people who confronted her husband during that first incident, demanding that they stop yelling at him. Chao got right in the face of the protesters, pointing her finger and saying, "Leave my husband alone!" The protesters then played audio of sounds of crying separated migrant kids published by ProPublica.

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