'Peaceful Protesters' Threaten McConnell Leaving Restaurant
Maxine Waters’ chickens have been coming home to roost in a major way, and the Democrats could be regretting it come this November. The latest target? Sen. Mitch McConnell.
McConnell, the majority leader from Kentucky, was harassed by those omnipresent “peaceful” protesters after leaving a restaurant in Louisville.
According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, the group threatened to vote him out and chanted the left’s current mantra “Abolish ICE” and “No justice, no peace.”
“Where are the children? Where are the babies, Mitch?” one protester can be heard saying in video, presumably in reference to the children “ripped” from their parents by ICE after their parents tried to illegally enter the country with them.
Another says, “What are you doing to get the babies back?” As McConnell gets in a vehicle, another one delivers a final, ominous threat: “We know where you live.”
Kentucky House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, who was lunching with McConnell at the Bristol Bar & Grille, said that the final remark was a “not-so-subtle threat right out of the Maxine Waters playbook” and “very distasteful.”
The great irony here is that McConnell has been a source of pressure on President Donald Trump to qualify his “zero-tolerance” policy regarding immigration as it pertains to families, unsubtly offering very effusive praise for Trump’s executive order ending the practice.
“I’m glad the president took this step,” McConnell said in a statement. “I hope the federal courts reconsider the decision that limits an administration’s ability to keep families together while their immigration status is being determined.”
Yet, McConnell has been harassed twice by protesters, including once in Washington with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. During that exchange in Georgetown, protesters yelled, inter alia, “How do you sleep at night?”
Saturday’s confrontation is the latest such incident since Rep. Maxine Waters of California specifically called on anyone related in the Trump administration to be physically confronted in a speech late last month.
“Let’s make sure we show up, wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in Los Angeles.
“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you cause a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome — anymore, anywhere.”
That came shortly it was revealed that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had been chased from a Virginia restaurant. Since then, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has been spit upon, former Trump aide Steve Bannon was harassed in a bookstore, according to The Hill, and a 16-year-old had his Trump hat ripped off in a restaurant after being assaulted by another patron.
And of course, this comes one year after an unhinged liberal shot up a field of Republican legislators practicing baseball, critically injuring Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
This is the environment in which Maxine Waters uttered her remarks. And now, we have “peaceful protesters” telling lawmakers, “We know where you live.”
I usually hate using the “blood on your hands” remark, if just because it’s too often used to tie words to actions that are only loosely associated.
In this case, however, Maxine Waters deserves it: If any violence occurs beyond what’s happened thus far, she deserves part of the blame.
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