Protesters confront McConnell leaving Kentucky restaurant


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has become the latest Republican to be confronted by protesters over the trump administration's now defunct policy of separating families at the US southern border.

"We know where you live, Mitch".

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 U.S. border.

"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.

"Vote you out! Vote you out!" the group shouted.

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"If the Leader comments on being called a fascist and a supporter of ICE by a small handful of extremist protesters then I will let you know", McConnell's spokesman, David Popp, told the Post after the incident.

"Abolish ICE, abolish ICE!" they chanted. "What are you doing to get the babies back?" One man can be heard calling the senator "turtle head" and repeatedly saying "we know where you live" as the senator and two dining companions climb into their parked vehicle. As one Twitter commenter put it, "It's a good thing those guys had Elaine Chao's bodyguard there to protect them from her". Why are you separating families?' one of the group asked the couple as they made their way to their auto, referencing migrant parents detained away from their children at the US-Mexico border. "Leave my husband alone!"

In a separate incident a few weeks ago, McConnell was confronted by protesters after leaving a dinner at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. The separation of families drew intense criticism until President Donald Trump ended the policy by executive order last month.

"You leave my husband alone!", Chao responded. The protesters played audio published by ProPublica from a detention center where young children who had been separated from their families could be heard crying.

"Where are the children?" one of them asked, not for the last time.