People Defend Republican Senate Majority Leader in Diner Against Angry Abuse

Lawrence Kim
October 21, 2018

"Why don't you leave our entire country", the angry man told the couple.

The Senate majority leader has said that Social Security needs to be cut to make up for the Trump administration's $779 billion budget deficit, which was largely created by a big boost in military spending and a massive tax cut for corporations. McConnell and Chao were confronted by protesters earlier in 2018 as they left an event at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

McConnell and Chao remained calm throughout the encounter, but other customers in the restaurant started yelling back at the protester in defense of McConnell, saying "Leave him alone!"

According to WLKY, McConnell, a Republican representing Kentucky, was dining at Havana Rumba in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, when a group of men approached the couple.

The woman who recorded the incident told TMZ that the angry man hit McConnell's table with his fists and threw food, after accusing McConnell of planning to "come for Social Security", cited by The Hill. McConnell reportedly later thanked his supporters and shook their hands.

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The woman who shot the video also mentioned that there was a dispute over the bill, but it was resolved after they spoke with the waiter and restaurant manager.

A spokesperson for McConnell told the Courier Journal, "They hope other patrons weren't too inconvenienced by left-wing tantrums".

Protesters previously confronted the senator at a restaurant during the summer.

"Leave him alone!" they said. "They waited until Elaine wasn't around", McConnell subsequently tweeted.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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