Twenty to thirty left-wing agitators gathered outside of Senator Mitch McConnell’s house in Louisville, Kentucky, Monday night and made a ruckus to agitate for gun control in the wake of two mass shootings that roiled the nation over the weekend.
In addition to gun reform, one activist told WHAS11 News that the protesters also wanted to address immigration and LGBTQ rights.
The protesters told the local media they had been trying to reach the Senate Majority Leader but he hadn’t answered his phone. McConnell has been convalescing at his home since he fractured his shoulder in a fall on Sunday.
@senatemajldr suffered a fall & we wish him a speedy recovery.
We will not share the hateful tweets he has received but he was at an event over the weekend. The left was there in large numbers to protest Mitch. pic.twitter.com/ub8ItJP7Ux
— EngageTheRight (@EngageRight) August 6, 2019
One of the agitators, a local Black Lives Matter leader ostensibly upset about gun violence, said on Facebook Live that she hoped someone “just stabs the mother f*cker in the heart, please.”
— Ben Goldey (@BenGoldey) August 6, 2019
Protesters chanted, rang cowbells, banged drums and scraped shovels across the sidewalk in an effort to disturb the senator’s peace while several Louisville Metro Police officers monitored the situation from their squad car on the street. McConnell’s security detail stood in front of the house to make sure none of the rabble-rousers got too close.
Meanwhile, liberals, after having spent the past few days denouncing the president’s rhetorical excesses, spread the hashtag #MassacreMoscowMitch on Twitter.
“No Mitch! No KKK! No fascist USA!” the agitators chanted amidst the clanging cowbells, drums and shovel scraping the sidewalk. The mob eventually broke into a cacophony of disorganized whoops and screams as the security officers looked on in disgust.
Protesters also chanted “no justice no peace” and “thoughts and prayers you b*tch!” One sign read “f*ck you, Murder Turtle!”
“We’re at McConnell’s house,” the Black Lives Matter leader said in her video. “This b*tch thinks he’s gonna get some rest. Not if the children that you’re kidnapping can’t get any rest! Not if families getting murdered can’t get any rest!” she bellowed. “F*ck Mitch! Ditch Mitch!”
— Rosie memos (@almostjingo) August 6, 2019
Additional video of the protest can be viewed here.