“We know where you live, Mitch!”

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    Protesters confront Mitch McConnell outside restaurant
    “We know where you live, Mitch!”

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell got hounded by a group of protesters in his home state of Kentucky on Saturday — with some shouting “Abolish ICE” and others threatening to pay a visit to his humble abode.

    “We know where you live, Mitch!” shouted one protester. “We know where you live!”

    McConnell was confronted outside Louisville’s Bristol Bar & Grille, just moments after having dinner on Saturday, according to reports.

    Video posted online by the Courier-Journal shows protesters running up behind the Republican leader and yelling numerous things at him, most of which were related to President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy and the separation of families at the southern US border.

    “Abolish ICE! Abolish ICE!” the group screamed.

    “Where are the babies?” asked one protester. “What are you doing to get the babies back?”

    McConnell has been a vocal supporter of Trump’s zero-tolerance policy, so the demonstrators tried their best to make him sweat on Saturday.

    “Vote you out! Vote you out!” the group shouted.

    “Turtle head!” yelled one man.

    Kentucky politician Jonathan Shell, who was dining with McConnell, confirmed Sunday that the incident took place and referred to the protesters as “a small group of extremists.” He blasted the man who threatened to pay a visit to the senator’s home — calling his comments “very distasteful.”

    “[It’s a] not-so-subtle threat right out of the Maxine Waters playbook,” Shell told the Journal, referring to the US House Democrat from California, who has been urging protesters to confront White House officials.

    Saturday’s encounter was attended by members of the Louisville’s Democratic Socialists of America, but the chapter said in a statement that the protester who made the “we know where you live” comment was unaffiliated.

    It wasn’t the first time that McConnell has been accosted in public over his support of President Trump’s immigration policy.

    Protesters confronted him just a few weeks ago at Georgetown University in Washington DC. as he was leaving a dinner with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. That faceoff was also caught on camera.

    “How do you sleep at night? shouted one demonstrator, prompting another to ask why he was separating families.

    “He’s not,” Chao said. “Why don’t you leave my husband alone?! Leave my husband alone!”

    McConnell has not yet commented on Saturday’s incident. A spokesman declined to speak when reached by the Journal.
     

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