Cocaine Mitch says he won’t be intimidated by people screaming at him while he eats dinner. McConnell wrote a piece for the Courier-Journal today in which he described the incident that happened last week, including what happened before he and his wife were shouted at:
As Elaine and I sat at a booth and enjoyed our dinner, a man came in off the street and rushed at us. Acting alone, he began shouting, slamming his fists on our table, and causing a disruption as others tried to eat. At one point, he even grabbed my wife’s to-go box off of our table and threw it outside onto the ground.
Almost immediately, the restaurant’s other customers began rejecting his harassment. They told him to quiet down or leave. A few men even approached the aggressor and escorted him to the exit. We are grateful to our fellow diners and the restaurant staff who helped end the disruption.
I’m not sure exactly what in my career suggests I would be easily swayed by such a spectacle. ..
I enjoyed my meal in Louisville on Friday night, and I will continue to eat with my friends and family at my favorite Kentucky restaurants. I appreciate those who spoke up against the shameful behavior. We hope other customers weren’t too inconvenienced by the extremist left-wing tantrums.
McConnell adds that while he and his wife were waiting for their table, they had a conversation about the opioid epidemic with a woman who approached them. He doesn’t have a problem engaging people on issues, even when he’s out for a meal with his wife, but shouting and pounding the table isn’t going to get you anywhere.
This isn’t the first time McConnell has been the target of protesters. He and his wife were protested as they were leaving a dinner at Georgetown University back in June. In July, a group of Democratic Socialists followed him out of a restaurant in Kentucky. Video shows one of the protesters said, “We know where you live too, Mitch.” So McConnell knows about these kinds of protests.
Getting back to the piece, McConnell says the same thing that applies to his approach to protests also applies to the Senate itself. Democratic activists turned the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings into a circus full of shouting protesters and this behavior is being given a thumbs up by leading Dems.
The threats and intimidation are even being cheered on by prominent, leading Democrats. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said there should be no civility until her party was back in power. Eric Holder, President Obama’s Attorney General, recently told a group that “when they go low, we kick ‘em. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.”
So the extreme left’s playbook is quite clear. But even while the far left is forming its mobs, the Senate is continuing our productive work for the American people.
I think it’s a given these days that McConnell is a master at trolling the far left. I’m not sure they could hate him any more than they already do, but this piece will surely pour more fuel on their fire.