Angry Diners Confront Sen. Mitch McConnell at Kentucky Resta
Wed Oct 24, 2018 09:28

Angry Diners Confront Sen. Mitch McConnell at Kentucky Restaurant

Alejandro de la Garza,Time• October 21, 2018

Mitch McConnell was confronted by fellow diners in a Louisville, Ky. restaurant on Friday night in the Senate majority leader’s latest encounter with protesters.

McConnell and his wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, were dining at Havana Rumba, a popular Louisville Cuban restaurant, when he was accosted by fellow patrons.

One man took McConnell’s to-go box off the table and dumped it on the sidewalk, reported the Courier Journal.

“Why don’t you get out of here?” the man yelled at McConnell according to a video obtained by TMZ. “Why don’t you leave the entire country alone?”
McConnell did not respond, while other patrons told the man to leave.

Earlier that evening, a woman approached McConnell’s table and called him a “traitor” while other patrons in the restaurant clapped, according to the Courier Journal.

The incident is the latest in a string of confrontations McConnell has had with protesters over the last few months. McConnell was confronted by a group opposing the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport earlier this month. He was also accosted after a dinner at Georgetown University in June, and heckled by a group of protesters in Louisville in July.


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