Protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellRepublicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Graham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season 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.”
“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 TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves 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 ChaoMnuchin, Pompeo mulled plan to remove Trump after Jan. 6: book Saluting FOIA on its birthday House passes bill to strengthen authority of federal watchdogs MORE, were met by protesters while leaving a dinner at Georgetown University last month.
Trump's Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenFar-left bullies resort to harassing, shaming Kyrsten Sinema — it won't work Ex-Trump official: 'No. 1 national security threat I've ever seen' is GOP Left-leaning group to track which companies hire former top Trump aides MORE has been approached several times by protesters, while out at a Mexican restaurant and at home, over the zero tolerance policy.