“We Know Where You Live, Mitch!”
Protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as he was leaving a restaurant in his home state on Saturday.
The Hill reports,
The group threatened to vote McConnell out of office as he walked out of the Bristol Bar & Grille in Louisville and got into his car, The Courier Journal reported.
Video recordings of the encounter show other demonstrators chanting “Abolish ICE” and “No justice, no peace.”
A protester demanded to know where the migrant children were after being separated from their families.
“Where are the babies, Mitch?” a protester was recorded asking in a video. The comments seemingly come in reference to the thousands of migrant children who were separated from their parents from April to June under the Trump administrations “zero tolerance”
Trump moved to end family separations last month by signing an executive order, though no provision was made for the families who had already been separated.
A federal judge gave the Trump administration until late Saturday to release a list of the roughly 100 migrant children under the age of five who were detained separately from their parents upon being apprehended after entering the United States illegally.
The newspaper noted that a large rally was held in downtown Louisville on Saturday morning to protest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
McConnell did not appear to react or acknowledge the protesters, the newspaper reported.
“We did good, fellow citizens,” a protester said as McConnell’s car pulled away.
This is the second time in recent weeks that McConnell has been confronted over the Trump administration’s immigration policies.
McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were met by protesters while leaving a dinner at Georgetown University last month.
Video posted to Twitter by the Louisville DSA with this statement,
“A group of Louisville residents, including several @DemSocialists members, had a message for Mitch McConnell as he left a local restaurant today. Powerful people like Mitch deserve no peace while they enable the imprisonment of babies in concentration camps. #AbolishICE
A group of Louisville residents, including several @DemSocialists members, had a message for Mitch McConnell as he left a local restaurant today. Powerful people like Mitch deserve no peace while they enable the imprisonment of babies in concentration camps. #AbolishICE pic.twitter.com/ruCXhbnKse
— Louisville DSA 🌹🥃 (@dsa_louisville) July 7, 2018