Protesters confront McConnell leaving Kentucky restaurant

Protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — McConnell, Kaine offer bill to raise tobacco buying age to 21 | Measles outbreak spreads to 24 states | Pro-ObamaCare group launches ad blitz to protect Dems 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 TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure 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 ChaoTrump administration cancels 9M for high-speed rail in California US halts flights to Venezuela Melania Trump expands mission of 'Be Best' on its one-year anniversary MORE, were met by protesters while leaving a dinner at Georgetown University last month.

Trump's Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenKobach gave list of demands to White House for 'immigration czar' job: report Trump ICE director nominee called administration 'heartless' for forcing him out: report Acting DHS secretary threatened to quit after clashing with Miller: report MORE has been approached several times by protesters, while out at a Mexican restaurant and at home, over the zero tolerance policy.