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


“We know where you live, Mitch.”
Protesters taunted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Saturday as he made his way out of a restaurant in Louisville.
According to reports from the Louisville Courier Journal, the demonstrators were demanding that he “Abolish ICE” and repeatedly asked him about the migrant children who were separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
Video recordings of McConnell’s exit show a group of protesters shouting and chanting “No justice, no peace,” the local news outlet reported.
One protester was recording asking McConnell where the “babies” were.
“Where are the children? Where are the babies, Mitch,” a protester shouted. Someone else asked: “What are you doing to get the babies back?”
Another yelled, “We know where you live, Mitch.”
The Senate leader did not respond to their words. Instead, he simply got into his car without speaking or looking at them at all.
In a separate incident a few weeks ago, McConnell was confronted by protesters after leaving a dinner at Georgetown University in Washington D. C.
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.
“You leave my husband alone,” she reportedly said multiple times while wagging her finger at the protestors. “Leave my husband alone!”
We confronted @SenateMajLdr and @SecElaineChao with @ProPublica audio of children separated from their families at the border while leaving a @Georgetown event. We must #AbolishICE & #AbolishCBP ! #FreedomforImmigrants pic.twitter.com/ljv70F3F0L
— Roberto (@RobertoChicanX) June 26,2018
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.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has faced protestors regularly since the public first expressed its outrage concerning family separations.
Last month, protesters rallied outside of Nielsen’s home in opposition to the policy. She was also forced to leave a Mexican restaurant where she was having dinner after demonstrators continued to chant, “No borders! No walls! Sanctuary for all!”
Other Trump officials, like White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, have also faced scrutiny for their involvement with the administration.
Kelcey Caulder is a News Fellow at IJR. Previously, she worked with the web team at the Los Angeles Times and led the Student Press Law Center’s campa… more

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