Protesters confront McConnell leaving Kentucky restaurant

Protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump signs executive orders after coronavirus relief talks falter Coronavirus deal key to Republicans protecting Senate majority Coronavirus talks collapse as negotiators fail to reach deal MORE (R-Ky.) as he was leaving a restaurant in his home state on Saturday.

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,” referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and “No justice, no peace.”

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“Where are the babies, Mitch?” a protester was recorded asking in a video. The comments seemingly reference the thousands of migrant children who were separated from their parents from April to June under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE 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 5 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 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 ChaoElaine Lan ChaoWider impact of COVID: Some voids will be forever, some need not be OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump administration says proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska is not a threat to fisheries | Democrats push environmental policies in 9.5B budget package | Green groups threaten suit over push to transport liquefied natural gas by rail Environmentalists threaten suit over push to transport liquefied natural gas by rail MORE, were met by protesters while leaving a dinner at Georgetown University last month.

Trump's Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenTrump's acting ICE chief to leave post Trump's fight with city leaders escalates Neo-Nazi pleads guilty to 'swatting' Black church, Cabinet official, journalists MORE has been approached several times by protesters, while out at a Mexican restaurant and at home, over the zero tolerance policy.