Senator Mitch McConnell was harassed by four men on Friday night while dining at a restaurant with his wife in Louisville.
“Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?” one of the aggressors yelled at the Kentucky Republican and his wife.
According to reports, one of the men slammed his fist on McConnell’s table before throwing his food out of the restaurant door.
“Leave him alone,” other customers began to shout. “Nobody cares!” The men were eventually escorted from the restaurant.
Earlier this month McConnell was confronted at Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C., by three protesters attempting to disrupt Kavaunaugh’s confirmation.
McConnell later said, “I want to make it clear to these people who are chasing my members around the hall here, or harassing them at the airports, or going to their homes. We will not be intimidated by these people.”
It’s not just politicians who are finding it increasingly difficult to eat in public these days. Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently said he faces similar aggression when dining out. “I can’t really go to a lot of restaurants anymore because I get yelled at,” he said.
In June this year, Rep. Maxine Waters called on her supporters to harass political opponents from the public sphere:
“If you see anybody from the Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said.