Protesters confront McConnell leaving Kentucky restaurant

Protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFord's lawyer: Hearing doesn't appear to be designed for 'fair', 'respectful' treatment GOP opens door to holding Kavanaugh committee vote this week Press: Judge Kavanaugh must withdraw 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 TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown 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 ChaoThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil Kathy Griffin offers her guesses on anti-Trump op-ed author A fuel-economy change that protect freedom and saves lives MORE, were met by protesters while leaving a dinner at Georgetown University last month.

Trump's Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenThe Hill's Morning Report — Ford, Kavanaugh to testify Thursday as another accuser comes forward FEMA head to reimburse government for use of federal vehicles: report US to prioritize attacks against foreign adversaries under new cyber strategy MORE has been approached several times by protesters, while out at a Mexican restaurant and at home, over the zero tolerance policy.