WATCH: Immigration Protestors Confront Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao: ‘Leave My Husband Alone!’
A group of immigration protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday.
“Why are you separating families, huh? Why are you separating families?” One protester said to the couple ambushed as they were leaving an event at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C today.
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 protesters, advocating for the migrant families separated by officials at the US-Mexico border, also blared an audio recording published by ProPublica of migrant children crying after being taken from their parents.
“Why don’t you leave my husband alone!” Shouted Chao. “You leave my husband alone.”
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 high-profile officials were quickly whisked away by their security team and departed from the small group of protesters in a black SUV.
Watch above, via Twitter.
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