Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, were confronted by immigration protesters as they were leaving an event at Georgetown University.
The group of five males was playing audio of immigrant children crying out for their parents in a detention center.
While McConnell did not respond to the group, Chao did not back down and let the men have a piece of her mind.
“Why don’t you leave my husband alone?” she said.
“Why is he separating families?” one protester asked.
“He is not,” Chao responded.
Watch the video below:
We confronted @SenateMajLdr and @SecElaineChao with @ProPublica audio of children separated from their families at the border while leaving a @Georgetown event. We must #AbolishICE & #AbolishCBP! #FreedomforImmigrants pic.twitter.com/ljv70F3F0L
— Roberto (@Roberto62543651) June 26, 2018
The group continued to shout back as Chao was led away by the pair’s security team.
“How does he sleep at night?” one of the protesters shouted repeatedly.
A group of protesters confronts Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao with @ProPublica’s audio of children separated from their families at the border while leaving a @Georgetown event. pic.twitter.com/jRKHKBeFpC
— Jesus Rodriguez (@jesusrodriguezb) June 26, 2018
The confrontation comes shortly after Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) encouraged people to create crowds to harass members of the Trump administration out of any place they are at.
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said.