Protesters from both sides of the aisle expressed their anger to lawmakers this week, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) becoming the latest targets.
At a restaurant in Louisville, McConnell was confronted by a man who seemed to primarily take issue with McConnell’s intent to cut government programs.
“Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?” the man asks loudly as captured in video obtained by TMZ.
Other diners seemed split in reaction, with shouts of “ditch Mitch” and “just leave him alone” audible in the background.
Pelosi also became the target of ire this week, albeit from a larger and more violent group, according to a Friday Washington Post report.
A pack of protesters, some of whom seemed to identify with the violent far-right group called the Proud Boys, hurled insults at Pelosi as she walked into a building during a campaign stop in Florida.
After she entered, the crowd reportedly grew, with protesters banging on the locked doors of the venue yelling “commies” and referring to the Democratic women inside as “witches.”
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) denounced the treatment of Pelosi on Twitter.
I don’t agree with Nancy Pelosi’s agenda, but this is absolutely the wrong way to express those disagreements. If you want to stop her policies, don’t threaten her, VOTE! That’s how we settle our differences. https://t.co/mr4sov7gSK
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 19, 2018