According to WLKY, McConnell, a republican representing Kentucky, met at Havana Rumba in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, transport secretary Elaine Chao, when a group of men approached the couple.
“Why are not you from here? Why do not you leave the whole country?” one of the men shouted at McConnell, WLKY reported.
McConnell’s office did not immediately return CNN’s request for comments, but McConnell’s press secretary Stephanie Penn told WLKY that “Leader and Secretary Chao enjoyed their meal in Louisville last night and they appreciate those who spoke against inability. They hope other patrons Do not be too cumbersome by left tantrums. As the leader says, the Senate will not be intimidated by antics by left-wing protesters. “
WLKY also reported that McConnell’s two-go box was thrown out of the door to the restaurant.
“We deeply regret the event that took place at our restaurant this weekend,” said the restaurant in a statement to WLKY. “We strongly believe that everyone should feel welcome and secure at our restaurants. It was Friday night in the middle of the rush and our staff were discouraged when the event developed quickly. When we were aware of the situation, we acted quickly and efficiently to ensure everyone was safe . “
This is not the first time this year McConnell has been contacted by protesters. In July, McConnell was followed to his car by Hecklers outside a Louisville restaurant.
The confrontation on Friday was reported first by TMZ.