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McConnell Confronted by Protestors in Kentucky

McConnell Confronted by Protestors in Kentucky

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo)

By    |   Saturday, 07 July 2018 09:30 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was confronted by a group protestors outside a restaurant in his home state on Saturday, according to a video provided to the Louisville Courier Journal.

The group was chanting, “Abolish ICE” and “No justice, no peace,” with one person demanding to know where the migrant children went after they were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Where are the babies, Mitch,” the person asked.

“What are you doing to get the babies back,” someone else asks.

McConnell didn’t react to the protestors, and one protestor said, “We did good, fellow citizens,” after the senator’s car pulled away.

The protestors were referring to the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy that resulted in the separation of children from their parents at the Southern border.

President Donald Trump last month signed an executive order halting the policy, but nearly 3,000 children are still waiting to be reunited with their parents and the government is struggling to complete the process mostly because of verification purposes.

"I'm glad the president took this step," McConnell said of Trump’s order. "... I hope the federal courts reconsider the decision that limits an administration's ability to keep families together while their immigration status is being determined."

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.

Chao fiercely defended her husband then, telling protestors to “leave my husband alone.”

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was confronted by a group protestors outside a restaurant in his home state on Saturday, according to a video provided to the Louisville Courier Journal.
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