Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 McConnell privately urged GOP senators to oppose debt ceiling hike On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE (R-Ky.) was reportedly confronted by a small group of diners at a restaurant in Louisville, Ky., on Friday night.
In footage obtained by TMZ, at least one diner at the Havana Rumba restaurant can be seen berating the Kentucky Republican for his politics.
At the beginning of the clip, the diner can be seen yelling at the Republican and arguing with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine ChaoSaluting FOIA on its birthday House passes bill to strengthen authority of federal watchdogs Biden at Sen. John Warner's funeral: He 'gave me confidence' MORE.
“Oh yeah, why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave our entire country,” the diner can be seen telling the couple as others at the restaurant shooed the diner and told him to leave the senator alone.
“They’re going to come for Social Security,” the diner continued before appearing to be approached by restaurant staff.
The woman who recorded the incident told TMZ the diner also slammed his fists on the couple’s table and threw out his food.
According to TMZ, McConnell was confronted by four men in total during the incident.
"The leader and Secretary Chao enjoyed their meal in Louisville last night and they appreciate those who spoke up against incivility," a spokesperson for McConnell told CNN affiliate WLKY. "They hope other patrons weren't too inconvenienced by left-wing tantrums. As the leader often says, the Senate will not be intimidated by the antics of far-left protesters."
The restaurant told WLKY "we deeply regret the incident that took place at our restaurant this weekend."
"We strongly believe everyone should feel welcome and safe in our restaurants," the restaurant said.
In recent months, videos have emerged of protesters directly confronting conservatives figures across the country.
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-Updated Oct. 21 at 6:20 a.m.