Protesters Gather Outside Mitch McConnell’s Home In Wake Of RBG’s Death

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More than 100 people gathered to protest Mitch McConnell's decision to hold a vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

On Saturday, more than 100 people gathered outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home in Kentucky to protest his push to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court, according to the Courier Journal.

  • On Friday, McConnell said he would hold a vote on President Trump’s nominee to replace Ginsburg, even though the election is less than two months away and McConnell denied President Obama the same opportunity in 2016.
  • Protesters chanted "Hey hey, ho ho, Mitch McConnell has got to go" and "vote him out,” and some carried signs.
  • Louisville Metro Police and protesters engaged in a tense discussion over blocking the road, which led to police declaring the protest an unlawful assembly and relegated protesters to the sidewalks.

  • Several protesters told The Courier Journal that their calls to McConnell’s office went unanswered and they were unable to leave voicemails with their concerns about his decision.
  • One protester said: “I’m disgusted that Senator McConnell would treat this opportunity in a complete different manner than he treated the opportunity when there was a vacancy when Obama was nine or 10 months away from the election.”

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