A video circulating on social media overnight shows protestors shouting outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home. Over the chaotic cacophony of cowbells and cursing, viewers can hear a series of death threats being hurled at McConnell.
While Senate is on its five-week August recess, McConnell’s using the time off to recover from a shoulder injury at his home in Louisville, KY. A spokesperson from his team told the Associate Press he’s still working from home however, protestors showed they aren’t convinced that’s the case. One prominent voice can be heard over the crowd of protestors saying McConnell shouldn’t get rest if “the children that you’re kidnapping can’t get any rest” or the “not if families who are getting murdered can’t get any rest.”
Protesters Shout Threats Outside McConnell's Home
Protesters shout death threats outside Sen. McConnell's house, blasting him for not calling for a vote on a gun reform bill passed by the Democratic-controlled House in February
Posted by Fox & Friends on Tuesday, August 6, 2019
“He’s in there nursing his little broken arm. He should’ve broke his raggedy wrinkly [expletive] neck.” shouted the same protestor, “If we can’t get no rest cause of you, you can’t get no rest cause of us.”
According to the New York Post, the group of anti-gun activists held an “emergency protest” Sunday after two mass shootings occurred in the span of just 13 hours killing 31 people. McConnell released a statement following the two attacks in El Paso and Dayton, where he called for ‘serious, bipartisan, bicameral efforts.’
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) August 5, 2019