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Protesters Taunt McConnell as He Leaves Restaurant: 'Where Are the Babies, Mitch'

Protesters Taunt McConnell as He Leaves Restaurant: 'Where Are the Babies, Mitch'

"Where are the babies, Mitch?" another said.

The protesters had been tipped off about McConnell's lunch location on social media while hundreds of people demonstrated nearby outside Louisville's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office. According to Mediate, he was followed by chants of "Vote you out!" and one person called him a "turtle head".

The incident occurred outside the Bristol Bar & Grille in Louisville on Saturday, with McConnell leaving the restaurant, where he dined with Kentucky outgoing House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, and being accosted by what Shell described as "a small group of extremists", The Courier Journal reported.

As he walked to his vehicle, protesters asked McConnell "What are you doing to get the babies back?" and shouted "Abolish ICE", with The Journal reported one protester shouted out: "We know where you live".

McConnell did not address the protesters. "Yeah! We know where you live, Mitch!"

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The unprovoked harassment comes days after firebrand Congresswoman Maxine Waters urged her supporters to openly confront GOP leaders and Trump officials at "restaurants" and "department stores".

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.

This is not the first time a Republican or member of the Trump administration has been confronted outside of work in relation to the separation of children from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border. One of the protesters replied saying he was not trying to disrespect her, but asked again,"Why is he separating families?"

This is the second time in recent weeks that McConnell has been confronted by angry protesters over the immigration debate. In the meantime, most separated families have not been reunited. On Monday, protesters confronted McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, outside of Georgetown University, shouting "How do you sleep at night?" and repeatedly asking McConnell why he was separating families.

"You leave my husband alone!", Chao responded. The protesters then played audio of sounds of crying separated migrant kids published by ProPublica.


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