Gun control supporters protest outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's home — and want him dead: 'Just stab the motherf***er in the heart'
In the wake of the mass killings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, gun control supporters protested outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday night, Fox News reported.
And some of them wanted the Republican dead. One was heard on video saying, "Just stab the motherf***er in the heart, please."
Here's the clip in question posted by Ben Goldey, Capitol Hill communications director. (Content warning: Language):
McConnell, 77, was apparently home recovering from a broken shoulder after tripping on his patio earlier in the day, the New York Post said. Protesters told WLKY-TV they knew McConnell was home because of his injury.
The station said security guards stood on McConnell's front yard and faced the crowd of about 25 protesters.
In another clip, a protester is heard saying of McConnell, "This b*tch think he about to get some rest ... F*** Mitch! ... He's in there nursing his little broken arm. He should have broken his little raggedy, wrinkled ass neck."
In another clip a protester is heard yelling, "F*** yo neck, b*tch," the crowd is heard chanting "Murder Turtle!" — a reference to McConnell's nickname — and a protester is heard saying, "F*** yo thoughts and prayers ... F*** you, f*** yo wife, f*** everything you stand for."
Content warning: Language:
A protest organizer told WLKY the demonstration was partially in response to the Texas and Ohio mass killings but was about other policy issues as well. Louisville police told the Post that the group was "protesting peacefully."
The hashtag "#MassacreMoscowMitch" also was dominating social media Monday night, Fox News said.
More from the cable network:
Multiple Democrats, including Rep. [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders, have been calling on McConnell to bring a vote to a gun control bill that was passed by Democrat-controlled House back in February. The Senate majority leader declined to bring forward the bill but said Monday that he's willing to consider "bipartisan" solutions in the wake of the mass shootings as long as those measures don't infringe "on Americans' constitutional rights."
"Today, the president called on Congress to work in a bipartisan, bicameral way to address the recent mass murders which have shaken our nation," McConnell said in a statement, Fox News added. "Senate Republicans are prepared to do our part."
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