While McConnell was eating with his wife at Havana Rumba, four men approached the senator. The man who was the most aggressive yelled at McConnell, “Why don't you get out of here? Why don't you leave the entire country?”
The woman who captured the footage told TMZ that before she began recording, the man banged his fists on the senator’s table, took his to-go bag, and tossed the food outside the diner. She also shared that the man’s main grievance was the senator’s viewpoint on Social Security and healthcare. McConnell recently stated that entitlement programs are the primary source of extensive debt. The angry man allegedly screamed that McConnell’s stance was killing people.
McConnell didn’t get upset, later thanking his allies and shaking their hands.
Members of the Republican party have had a difficult time at eating establishments recently. In September, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his wife were ridiculed in a restaurant in Washington D.C. by people protesting Brett Kavanaugh. Cruz and his wife eventually left. In July, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant by its owners.