- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, were accosted by a group of protesters Monday as they were leaving a dinner at Georgetown University.

According to videos of the incident posted on social media, the couple was walking to their SUV when protesters approached them and shouted questions about the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

One protester, just inches from Mrs. Chao, yelled, “How do you sleep at night?” Another asked Mr. McConnell why he was separating families.

“Why don’t you leave my husband alone?” Mrs. Chao responded. “He is not.”

“Can I go please?” she asked as the protesters blocked her path.

“You leave my husband alone!” she said as she got in the vehicle.

One of the protesters was a rising senior at Georgetown, identified on Twitter as Roberto. He declined to comment but referred The Washington Times to his thread on the social media platform.

A child of Mexican immigrants, Roberto joined the growing calls to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Mrs. Chao, an immigrant herself, came to the U.S. on a freight ship with her family when she was 8 years old.

Protesters demonstrating against the president’s zero-tolerance policy at the border have taken to confronting and berating administration officials and Trump-supporting Republicans in public and at their homes.

Just this past week, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of a Mexican restaurant and accosted by protesters at her Virginia home, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant, the president’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, was called a “fascist” at a Washington restaurant, and Florida Attorney Gen. Pam Bondi was heckled outside a screening for the new Mister Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”

Gabriella Muñoz contributed to this article.

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