It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
WATCH: Mitch McConnell Confronted By Protesters At Restaurant
Yet another Republican has been harassed while dining out, this time Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were finishing up their meal at Havana Rumba in Louisville, KY, when four men began yelling at them, according to video obtained by TMZ. In the short clip, the leader of the protesters asks McConnell: “Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?”
Someone else can be heard yelling “Ditch Mitch!”
Owner, Marcos Lorenzo immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba in 2000 hoping to realize the American Dream. His humble beginnings included plenty of hard work and determination as he learned the U.S. restaurant business. A civil engineer by training he applies a technical approach to the daily operations of the restaurants. However, cooking is his new found passion!
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
What I saw in that video was a man and woman eating in a rather cheap looking kind of fast food restaurant. The man looked like Mitch and we did not see the woman's face to confirm who she looked like.
From that, I wonder what the hell was the Senate Majority leader and his wife doing eating in a cheap place like that.
I also wonder, as Senate Majority leader, does he not have any security for himself while in public? Where were the body guards?
So there the two are sitting in an uncomfortable booth and the Mitch is sitting with his back to the door. Come on now, even I do not sit with my back to any public door while eating and I have never had threats made to my life as has McConnell.
As for the ''protesters'', well, they did not look like protesters to me. They looked like a bunch of restaurant diners who were there for a gathering. They were not protesters. Did anyone see any protest signs? I didn't.
The article says that four men were yelling at the couple. I saw only one, and one woman from the other side of the table calling them out. Only one man was up close to the couple. What I also saw was at least one of the other patrons at that table was trying to quell the situation, urging the one and only one man who was near the couples table to back down, to take it easy.
Finally there were two guys come from off camera who spoke to the yelling guy, diffusing the situation. They may have been the missing security or they may have just been restaurant employees, there is no way to tell other than speculation.
So, from the video, this was not a group of protesters, nor a gang of four men harassing McConnell.
Likely it was that one of a few diners noticed McConnell and began to express their frustration with government.
A citizen addressing grievances with the current government in public. Basically it was one guy who was not within the limits of conservative political correctness.
A question one might ask is, just why would the Senate Majority leader from Alabama be doing, when he should be in DC, doing in a cheap foodery in Kentucky in the first place. Might they have been visiting friends? Possibly, but if so why are they not with those they are visiting or even have those people with them. And further, isn't Kentucky a red state? Just how long might it have taken McConnell to find a couple of hecklers against him in a conservative state?
So no on that TMZ interpretation. No one has offered another easily plausible interpretation of the video and situation.
This could just as easily have been a set up by McConnell and other right wingers to add one more case of disgruntled liberals ''attacking'' innocent conservative politicians in public. Because we should know by now that that is a major narrative of the conservative meme machine.
I offer these observations, not saying my observations are correct, it is just that that is what I saw from the video along with a couple of suggestions of what was really happening there. I was not present at that moment and have no further information to build upon.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Something I've noticed from all this hoopla going on the past couple of years? People are now willing to trust a politician because they're part of a certain party. I remember when ATS didn't trust either party.
Oh well, those were the good ol' days I guess.