Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Mitch McConnell Confronted By Protesters At Restaurant

Mitch McConnell Confronted By Protesters At Restaurant

Furious customers confronted Sen.

A video filmed by a customer shows a person approaching the Senator and his wife - US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao - and interrupting their personal dialogue in a small diner in Louisville, KY, TMZ reported. McConnell, however, is blaming Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare costs for the highest deficit in six years. "Why don't you leave our entire country", the angry man told the couple.

"Oh yeah, why don't you get out of here?"

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McConnell's office did not immediately return CNN's request for comment, but McConnell's press secretary Stephanie Penn told WLKY that, "The leader and Secretary Chao enjoyed their meal in Louisville last night and they appreciate those who spoke up against incivility".

The woman who shot the video and sent it to TMZ told the outlet that this same protester "slammed his fists down on McConnell's table, grabbed his doggie bag and threw the food out the door of the restaurant". Other diners appeared to speak up to support the protester - with one yelling "Ditch Mitch" - while some urged him to leave McConnell alone. McConnell and Chao were confronted by protesters earlier in 2018 as they left an event at Georgetown University in Washington DC. The woman says before she started shooting, the main aggressor was screaming that McConnell was killing people with his views. McConnell reportedly later thanked some of the supporters and shook their hands.

Havana Rumba, the restaurant where the incident occurred, posted a statement on its Facebook page Saturday night, saying in part: "We deeply regret the incident that took place at our restaurant this weekend".

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