Protesters Outside Senator McConnell’s Home Make Death Threats

By Zachary Stieber

A protester standing outside of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house in Kentucky on Aug. 5 said that she hopes someone “stabs the mother [expletive] in the heart, please.”

Another protester said they hope someone uses a “voodoo doll” on the lawmaker.

The video was being broadcast on Facebook Live by a woman and was shared by Ben Goldey, a Capitol Hill communications director.

The broadcast also captured the noise some of the protesters were making, with one banging on what sounded like a tambourine.

Warning: Video contains multiple expletives and violent language.

The woman filming also mentioned the attack on Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) by his neighbor.

Paul had surgery recently to remove part of his lung that was damaged during the assault.

Another video clip outside McConnell’s house showed demonstrators shouting “Murder Turtle!” referencing one of McConnell’s nicknames.

“Come out, come out, wherever you are,” another said.

Another protester let loose a string of expletives, at one point saying that the Senator was home because “we keep seeing the lights go on and off.”

“This [expletive] really thought he was going to get ready to be at home after he hurt his little punk [expletive] shoulder,” the person said, before adding: “[expletive] your wife.”

That clip was posted by Louisville resident Chanelle Helm.

Louisville Metro Police confirmed that people were outside the senator’s residence to the New York Post. A spokesperson said the group was “protesting peacefully” but admitted they weren’t aware of the death threats.

According to WLKY, a group of people who appeared to be security guards were standing near the home and watching the protesters.

“One organizer tells us this is partially in response to the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton but is more broadly about a range of policy issues. She says this is the only way they can be heard,” reported Deni Kamper of WLKY.

McConnell was injured recently, fracturing his shoulder during a fall.

A spokesman for the 77-year-old said McConnell tripped over the weekend on his outdoor patio and was working and recovering at his house in Louisville.

McConnell took to Twitter on Aug. 4 to react to the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, writing: “Sickening to learn this morning of another mass murder in Dayton, Ohio overnight. Two horrifying acts of violence in less than 24 hours. We stand with law enforcement as they continue working to keep Americans safe and bring justice.”