McConnell on protests: 'I will not be intimidated'

McConnell on protests: 'I will not be intimidated'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPelosi, Schumer press for gun screenings as Trump inches away The malware election: Returning to paper ballots only way to prevent hacking First House Republican backs bill banning assault weapons MORE (R-Ky.) hit back on Thursday at protesters who have rallied outside his office and home in Kentucky this week.

"I have a word for everybody who's been in the front yard, and everybody who's trying to get in my space, I will not be intimidated by you people, not a chance," McConnell said during an interview with Kentucky radio station WHAS.
 
"Not a single thing you do is going to alter how I operate on behalf of my constituents and the country for whom I have a significant amount of responsibility," he added.
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WHAS 11 reported that demonstrators converged outside McConnell's home on Monday night, holding signs and chanting slogans about a range of issues including immigration reform and LGBT rights, while accusing the senator of not responding to calls to his office. 
 
CNN noted that more than 100 protesters also attended a vigil outside his office on Tuesday night. 
 
The Senate GOP leader was at home over the weekend recovering after fracturing his shoulder. His office said Sunday that McConnell injured himself after tripping at home on his patio, adding that he was released after treatment and would be working from home.

McConnell on Thursday brushed off a question about if his neighbors had asked him to move because of the protests, which continued late into Monday night. 

"I have plenty of security. I haven't needed to abandon my house. …Hopefully they'll behave themselves. I've said to my neighbors, 'it probably isn't good for property values living next to me,' " he said. 

In one video, shared by McConnell's campaign account, a protester is overheard saying she wished McConnell had "broken his little, raggedy, wrinkled-ass neck" instead of his shoulder and that someone should "just stab the motherf---er in the heart."