The minute I saw this story and watched the video, exactly one thing came to mind.
Probably the same thing that came to your mind: Maxine Watters’ speech where she ENCOURAGED this type of behavior and even claimed in the same speech that God was on her side.
But more on that in a minute.
If you haven’t seen it, here is the video of an angry patron confronting (what a nice term, “confronting”) Sen. Mitch McConnell at a restaurant while he tries to eat a meal.
I love how McConnell just sits there cool as a cucumber while this guy is losing his mind.
I also love how most of the other people in the restaurant are all telling this guy to take a hike!
Take a look (and if this video gets taken down, try this page over at TMZ):
Here's more on the story, from TMZ:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was confronted Friday night by some angry diners who loudly berated him for his politics.
The Kentucky Senator was eating dinner with his wife at Havana Rumba in Louisville, when 4 men confronted Mitch. The main aggressor screams at McConnell, "Why don't you get out of here? Why don't you leave the entire country?"
The woman who shot the video tells us, before she started recording, the main aggressor slammed his fists down on McConnell's table, grabbed his doggie bag and threw the food out the door of the restaurant.
The woman says the main gripe seemed to be the Senator's stance on Social Security and health care. McConnell recently said entitlement programs are the main cause of massive debt. The woman says before she started shooting, the main aggressor was screaming that McConnell was killing people with his views.
McConnell kept his cool and afterward thanked some of his supporters, shaking their hands.
Fox News had more on the story:
Video obtained by TMZ shows at least one diner berating McConnell on issues such as Social Security at a restaurant in Louisville. The video starts with him yelling at McConnell and arguing with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao -- to whom McConnell is married. The outlet reported that four men first confronted McConnell.
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“Oh yeh, why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave our entire country,” the protester tells the couple.
As Chao argues with the protester, McConnell appears unperturbed and sips on a drink. But other diners begin yelling at the protester, telling him to “leave him alone” and making shoo-ing gestures.
“They’re going to come for Social Security,” he told the other diners, before appearing to be approached by staff.
According to TMZ, the woman who recorded the incident said the protester slammed his fists on McConnell’s table and threw food out of the restaurant after accusing McConnell of killing people with his views. McConnell reportedly later thanked some of the supporters and shook their hands.
McConnell’s office did not immediately respond to request for comment from Fox News.
The incident marks the latest hounding of a Republican or Trump administration official from a restaurant. Last month Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was forced out of a restaurant by protesters angry at his support of the confirmation of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
McConnell and Chao were confronted by protesters earlier in the year as they left an event at Georgetown University. Chao stood up to the protesters and told them to “leave my husband alone.”
Now we turn our attention to Maxine Watters.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who can't get this video of Maxine Watters out of my head, after seeing McConnell "confronted" at this restaurant:
Real Clear Politics covered the Watters story when it broke:
Rep. Maxine Waters claimed the favor of the Almighty during a speech at a Capitol Hill "Keep Families Together" rally on Saturday. She said cabinet members and highly visible Trump enablers should expect harassment at restaurants, gas stations, shopping places, and even their homes until they change their immigration policy. Several have already been confronted at public places."Already you have members of your cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants. We have protesters taking up at their house who are saying, 'No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep.'"
Waters echoed the same language in an MSNBC interview later that day.
"We're gonna win this battle," Waters said to the crowd. "Because while you try and quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions and others, you really don’t know the Bible. God is on our side. On the side of the children. On the side of what’s right. On the side of what’s honorable. On the side of understanding that if we can’t protect the children, we can’t protect anybody."
President Trump weighed in on Watters comments:
Even Marco Rubio chimed in:
Even CNN covered Watters call for confrontation:
Rep. Maxine Waters called on her supporters to publicly confront and harass members of the Trump administration in response to the "zero tolerance" policy that led to the separation of families at the border.
The California Democrat and vehement critic of President Donald Trump made the comments on Saturday, first at a rally in Los Angeles and later in a television interview. The comments, which come after several Trump administration officials have been recently protested at restaurants, have raised fresh questions about the state of American political discourse and were seized on by Trump for political gain.
"Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And 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. We've got to get the children connected to their parents," Waters said at the Wilshire Federal Building, according to video of the event.
JOBS not MOBS
And this, my friends, is why President Trump has adopted the campaign slogan, "Jobs Not Mobs."
The Republicans favor law and order. Peace and civility. Rule of law.
Democrats, well.....let me quote Maxine Watters' own words verbatim: "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."
Which America do you want to live in?