Watch: Protestors demonstrate outside Mitch McConnell’s Louisville home following mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been at home in Louisville, Kentucky recovering from a fractured shoulder he suffered after falling outside his home on Sunday morning. During McConnell’s recovery, the news in the U.S. has been dominated by mass shootings that occurred in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend — and a group of between 20 to 30 protestors responded to those shootings by demonstrating outside of the Kentucky Republican’s Louisville home on Monday night.
According to WHAS-TV 11 (the ABC affiliate in Louisville), the demonstrators were protesting and chanting not only in response to the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, but also, to express themselves on issues ranging from immigration to gay rights. The protestors, WHAS reported, decided to demonstrate outside McConnell’s home because his office had been unresponsive to them — and they believed that staging a demonstration was the only way to get his attention.
Louisville police were present during the demonstration, but WHAS did not report any arrests.
Despite his fractured shoulder, the 77-year-old McConnell — who has been serving in the U.S. Senate since the 1980s — has continued to work from home.