Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Pricey tickets, lots of police, swank hotel and still McConnell endures protesters

Of the three public events Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has held in his home state, Thursday’s was the least accessible for those who wanted to pose tough questions directly to him. Several police officers stood watch throughout the swanky Hotel Covington, where McConnell addressed members of the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati chambers of commerce while hundreds of protesters outside held signs and chanted “Where’s Mitch?” and “We want town halls!”

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Trump supporter called 'Biscuit' tells McConnell protesters to 'quit hating'

Meet "Biscuit," otherwise known as David Edwards Sr. of Burlington, Ky. He's a retired union millwright who came to a protest of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Covington, Ky., to show his support for Donald Trump.
Curtis Tate ctate@mcclatchydc.com
Trump supporter called 'Biscuit' tells McConnell protesters to 'quit hating' 3:36

Trump supporter called 'Biscuit' tells McConnell protesters to 'quit hating'

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