Senator McConnell confronted at restaurant in Kentucky

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An angry man confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, while the couple was out to dinner Friday night.

It happened at Havana Rumba in Louisville, Kentucky. In the video obtained by TMZ, a man is seen yelling at the senator and the secretary.

WKLY reports that the man said numerous things including “Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?”

 Other customers in the restaurant are also seen coming in to aid the senator by yelling back.

The leader remained calm through the situation even though his to-go box was thrown out of the restaurant by the man.

“We deeply regret the incident that took place at our restaurant this weekend,” said the restaurant in a statement given to WLKY.

But this is not the first time McConnell was confronted. In July of this year, McConell was followed to his car by protesters in another restaurant in Louisville.

In a statement given to CNN, Stephanie Penn, McConnell’s press secretary said, “The leader and Secretary Chao enjoyed their meal in Louisville last night and they appreciate those who spoke up against incivility. They hope other patrons weren’t too inconvenienced by left-wing tantrums. As the leader often says, the Senate will not be intimidated by the antics of far-left protesters.”

 McConnell thanked his supporters with handshakes afterwards.

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