Mitch McConnell Confronted By Protesters Asking: 'Where Are The Babies?'

  • Mitch McConnell Confronted By Protesters Asking: 'Where Are The Babies?'

Mitch McConnell Confronted By Protesters Asking: 'Where Are The Babies?'

"If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere".

Mr. McConnell and his companion - TMZ reported that it was Kentucky House Majority Leader Jonathan Shell - did not acknowledge the attacks or threats as they left the restaurant, which seems to be the Bristol Bar & Grille in Bardstown Road's food and entertainment district, and drove off.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the latest Republican to learn going to a restaurant in this political climate is dicey.

As it happened, hundreds of people were protesting outside Lousiville's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office, just a few miles from the restaurant.

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". The protesters also called him names such as "turtlehead" and asked "where are the children?" in reference to the illegal immigrants separated from their parents at the border. Sen. In the meantime, most separated families have not been reunited. Since then, the Trump administration has swapped its policy of family separation for indefinite family detention.

Almost two weeks ago, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must reunite all migrant families it separated by July 26. On Friday, officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said that they had lost track of almost 20 percent of the parents whose toddlers were taken from them.

It's the second time in less than a month that McConnell has been confronted by protestors - in June he and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were met by protestors outside Georgetown University. According to Mediate, he was followed by chants of "Vote you out!" and one person called him a "turtle head". His wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, shot right back at protesters who yelled at her and her husband as they hopped in a auto. The protesters played audio of migrant children weeping as McConnell's SUV pulled away. Both women obliged and left.