(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – The top Republican in the US Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, has been caught on camera in a new embarrassing moment as a crowd in his home state of Kentucky repeatedly booed him, telling him to retire.
You can watch the video further down this post.
McConnell, 81, who has served in the Senate for 38 years, since 1985, barely managed to get through his speech during the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Kentucky, as he was silenced by powerful boos and chants urging him to quit politics, NBC News reports.
The latest public humiliation for McConnell came less than two weeks after he recently froze up for about 20 seconds during a press conference in Congress, stunning reporters and leading many to wonder whether he had just suffered a stroke on live TV.
After the initial shock, the veteran GOP lawmaker walked away and returned to the press briefing a few minutes later.
During the 2023 Fancy Farm Picnic, a Kentucky political event, McConnell’s speech was interrupted multiple times by chants such as “Shame on You,” “Retire!” and “Ditch Mitch!”
Yet, the Senate Minority Leader defied the heckling audience and read through his speech, also vowing to make the following year’s event.
“This is my 28th Fancy Farm, and I want to assure you it’s not my last,” McConnell said.
“The people of this state have chosen me seven times to do this job, and I want you to know how grateful I am,” he added, as cited by NBC affiliate WPSD and USA Today.
In his speech, he blasted Democrat policies and piled praise on local GOP leaders. He slammed Kentucky’s Democrat Governor Andy Beshear, who was sitting behind him, over the latter’s COVID-19 restrictions.
WPSD noted that “in the name of Kentucky tradition,” Beshear and the state’s GOP Attorney General Daniel Cameron were also booed and cheered.
The NBC News report points out that while “ribbing is a common part” of Kentucky’s Fancy Farm Picnic, “the heckling targeting McConnell was notably loud after questions emerged about his health.”
Yet, hours before he spoke, McConnell participated in the Fancy Farm breakfast in Graves County, where he got applause and a standing ovation.
“It wouldn’t be Fancy Farm if Democrats weren’t heckling every Republican and vice versa — it’s been a very spirited event for decades,” commented a spokesperson for the Senate Minority Leader.
Here is the video:
NEW: Republican Senator Mitch McConnell gets humiliated during a speech as Kentuckians completely drown him out, telling him to ‘retire’
Mitch McConnell is the definition of ‘The Swamp.’
McConnell is 81 years old, has spent nearly 4 decades as a Senator and has a net worth of… pic.twitter.com/UY29EsTwoF
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) August 6, 2023