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McConnell: I Will Not Be Intimidated By Open-Borders Socialists, "I Enjoyed My Lunch"
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tim Haines

Posted on 07/13/2018 7:59:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he wouldn't be "intimidated" by protesters who have confronted him in public several times this year.

"I'm not sure what about my career has led them to believe that I am easily intimidated. ... This is all about intimidation. It's not about persuasion but about intimidation. And I assure you I will not be intimidated by these groups of socialists who apparently prefer open borders," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky.

McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were confronted as they left an event near Washington last month by protesters over supporting detained families who were caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Protesters heckled McConnell again at two restaurants in Kentucky over the weekend, according to the Courier Journal, urging him to look at abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

"Honestly, I enjoyed my lunch and I'm just sorry that other people at the restaurant seemed to be inconvenienced by all of this. But it's not about persuasion. It's about intimidation. I will not be intimidated by these people," McConnell added on Friday.

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1 posted on 07/13/2018 7:59:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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He’d much rather collaborate with them on the QT.


2 posted on 07/13/2018 8:01:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Go Mitch! Watch as The Turtle claps back at the haters!


3 posted on 07/13/2018 8:01:52 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Republican Wildcat
Hell yeah!

As long as Mitch has his wife backing him up he's golden.

4 posted on 07/13/2018 8:02:04 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Republican Wildcat

Anyone who is open-borders yet locks their door at night, or tries to keep anyone out, is a lying hypocrite. There is no difference between one’s own front door and national borders.


5 posted on 07/13/2018 8:03:21 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Republican Wildcat

There is a line between petitioning the government with free speech and public harassment. They crossed it long ago.


6 posted on 07/13/2018 8:06:02 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The ONLY purpose for gun control is so that one group can force its will on a less powerful group.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Exactly.


7 posted on 07/13/2018 8:06:11 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Republican Wildcat

Turtle Power!


8 posted on 07/13/2018 8:06:18 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Democracy: The cliff's edge of Marxism)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I must be in the minority, but I still am grateful to Mitch McConnell, for holding the line, holding the Supreme Court vacancy after Scalia died, so that Trump could fill that vacancy. And then, Mitch successfully invoked the “nuclear option” so that the Gorsuch nomination would not be torpedoed by a Democrat filibuster. And due to that action on the filibuster rule, Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed as well.

That’s not to say I agree with everything he’s ever done, I’m just saying, on the issue of judges, he’s done a lot for the conservative cause.


9 posted on 07/13/2018 8:09:01 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Republican Wildcat
"I assure you I will not be intimidated by these groups of socialists who apparently prefer open borders," McConnell told reporters..."

Is Mitch actually growing a set? Must be all that hanging out with Trump. He does have that effect on people.

10 posted on 07/13/2018 8:09:35 PM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I’ve pretty much shut up ANY libtard here in Hollywood who wanted to bitch about Trump’s wall...

I easily ask them “you have walls in your house and apartment, right?” That shuts these assholes up.


11 posted on 07/13/2018 8:10:22 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’m TOTALLY with you on McConnell. Also consider that the RINOs are likely the problem in the Senate, rather than McConnell, as it only takes one or two to veto ANYTHING that he wants to do, including speeding up confirmations.


12 posted on 07/13/2018 8:15:04 PM PDT by BobL (I drive a pick up truck because it makes me feel like a man)
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To: max americana

I paid for my house so that I could have somewhere to call my own, no one else’s. Americans paid for America though blood and hard work for the same reason. No one else has a right to it.


13 posted on 07/13/2018 8:18:07 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Republican Wildcat

Agreements have been reached. FBI doesn’t go to jail and Russia takes the hit.


14 posted on 07/13/2018 8:19:17 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: Republican Wildcat

Sounds like Mitch is CCWing.


15 posted on 07/13/2018 8:31:10 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie ("The MSM is the enemy of the American people"...Democrat Pat Caddell)
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To: Republican Wildcat

He certainly isn’t intimidated by conservatives.


16 posted on 07/13/2018 8:32:43 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Agreed


17 posted on 07/13/2018 8:32:47 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Anyone who is open-borders yet locks their door at night, or tries to keep anyone out, is a lying hypocrite. There is no difference between one’s own front door and national borders.

Well stated and the crux of the argument.

18 posted on 07/13/2018 8:38:44 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Good for McConnell... he saved our bacon with the Supreme Court and all the judges he’s gotten through... glad he’s not intimidated by socialist thugs.


19 posted on 07/13/2018 9:05:27 PM PDT by GOPJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-s1_nfs7f4 STOP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-IsingvI_I)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I think McConnell’s has a good year. The reason we’re in the position we are with the courts is because of him.


20 posted on 07/13/2018 10:18:35 PM PDT by Luke21 (The Hill sucks.)
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