Customers confront McConnell on policies in Louisville restaurant, dump his to-go box
On Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was confronted by a group of customers in a restaurant while eating dinner with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
The couple were dining at Havana Rumba, a Cuban restaurant, in Louisville, Kentucky, when several customers reportedly confronted McConnell. Only part of the entire interaction was captured on video.
Casey Leek, a customer of the restaurant, told The Louisville Courier-Journal that first, a woman confronted the senator, called him a “traitor,” and other diners clapped and cheered. Leek also claims that a man took McConnell’s to-go box from his table, opened the restaurant’s door, and tossed the food on the sidewalk.
One of what was allegedly a group of four men (only this man was captured in the viral video) yelled, “Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?”
In speaking directly to other customers, he said, “They’re going to come for your Social Security,” likely referring to when McConnell said that programs including Social Security need to be cut in order to make up for the Trump administration’ s enormous budget deficient, which sits at the highest in six years, at $779 billion.
In the video, other diners chime in, some encouraging the guys to back off the senator. Some apparently just want to have dinner without drama, as in the video, you can hear a woman simply say, “Check!”