Mitch McConnell Under Attack At Restaurant! | TMZ Live

Mitch McConnell Under Attack At Restaurant! | TMZ Live

August 18, 2019 100 By Bertrand Dibbert


HARVEY: THERE IS A DEEP DIVISION ABOUT THIS IN THE NEWSROOM. MITCH MCCONNELL, THE MAJORITY LEADER OF THE U.S. SENATE, SENATOR FROM KENTUCKY, WAS CONFRONTED ANGRILY OVER THE WEEKEND AT A LOUISVILLE RESTAURANT WHERE A PATRON WENT WILD ON HIM. CHARLES: YES, MITCH AND HIS WIFE WERE HAVING DINNER ON FRIDAY NIGHT. HARVEY: I’M GUESSING IT’S A CUBAN RESTAURANT. CHARLES: I THINK THAT’S, HAVANA RUMBA, CUBAN CUISINE, IN LOUISVILLE. THEY WERE ENJOYING THEIR MEAL WHEN, SUDDENLY, ANOTHER PATRON WALKED UP TO THEM AND WENT OFF ON THEM VERBALLY AND ALSO ON A DOGGIE BAG. WHY DON’T YOU GET OUT OF HERE? [INDISCERNIBLE] I’M GOING TO SELL IT TO TMZ. THEY THREW THEIR LEFTOVERS AT THEM. HARVEY: THIS WENT ON AND ON AND ON. BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED BEFORE THIS WOMAN, WHO YOU HEARD WAS SETTING HER SIGHTS ON TMZ AS SHE WAS RECORDING IT. CHARLES: IT’S GREAT THAT SHE GOT THE VIDEO. SHE MISSED THE PART, ACCORDING TO SEVERAL WITNESSES, WHERE THE GUY WALKED UP AND GRABBED THE SENATOR’S DOGGIE BAG AND THREW IT OUT THE DOOR YOU SEE BEHIND HIM THERE. THAT’S WHAT GOT THINGS HEATED. I HAVE TO SAY, FOR SENATOR MCCONNELL, HE SEEMS REALLY RELAXED. HARVEY: HE KEPT HIS COOL. CHARLES: ALMOST NOT REACTING TO THE GUY AT ALL. HARVEY: I THINK HE IS LOCKED AND LOADED WITH SITUATIONS LIKE THIS, ESPECIALLY IN THE CLIMATE, THAT HE KNOWS IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. I THINK THE SENATOR PROBABLY HAS TO KNOW THIS IS DEFINITELY A POSSIBILITY IN TODAY’S POLITICAL CLIMATE. HE IS HARDLY THE FIRST REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER OR MEMBER OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN TO THEM. CHARLES: WE HAVE SEEN IT HAPPEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN. WHAT THE GUY INITIALLY WAS YELLING AT HIM ABOUT WAS SOCIAL SECURITY AND HEALTH CARE. HARVEY: THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. SO, WE GOT BEN STEIN — WE TALKED TO A BUNCH OF PEOPLE. CHRIS CHRISTIE THOUGHT IT WAS TERRIBLE. POLITICON WAS OVER THE WEEKEND IN L.A. BEN STEIN JUST WENT OFF WHEN HE SAW THIS ON TMZ. BEN: DISGUSTING, MOB RULE, ANTIFA IS BECOMING LIKE THE BROWNSHIRTS IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE NAZI PARTY. THERE HE, — VERY DISGUSTING, SHOCKING BEHAVIOR. YOU DON’T SEE THIS AS MAYBE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION? HOLDING OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE? DEMOCRACY IN ACTION IS VOTING, NOT VIOLENCE. I HAVE BEEN A BIG STUDENT OF WORLD WAR II AND THE RISE OF THE NAZI PARTY. THIS IS EXACTLY HOW THE NAZIS STARTED OUT. PRETTY SURE THE NAZIS DIDN’T START WITH THROWING AWAY A DOGGIE BAG. HARVEY: THERE IS A POINT HERE. CHARLES: AT WHAT LEVEL OF DISCOURSE — I HAVE A COUNTERPOINT. THE COUNTERPOINT IS, MAYBE THE NAZIS WOULD HAVE NEVER COME TO POWER IF SOME PEOPLE WOULD HAVE THROWN THEIR STUFF AWAY, INSTEAD OF GOING ALONG WITH THINGS THAT WENT ON — HARVEY: THAT’S LIKE SAYING THE JEWS SHOULD — I’M NOT SAYING THE JEWS. CHARLES: THAT’S NOT WHAT HE’S SAYING. HARVEY: HERE’S THE THING. YEAH, EVERYBODY HAS A RIGHT TO PROTEST AND EVERYTHING ELSE. YOU CAN HAVE BOTH SIDES. YOU CAN HAVE PEOPLE DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAY THAT GUN CONTROL, TO THEM, IS AS DANGEROUS AS REPEALING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT GUNS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF THE COUNTRY. SO, THEN THEY START SHOUTING DOWN EVERYBODY ELSE. AT A POINT, IT BECOMES, A, WHITE NOISE, AND, B — IT’S NOT THE WAY YOU WANT THE POLITICAL SYSTEM TO RUN. CHARLES: YOU WANT PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES TO VOICE THEIR OPINION AND STRONGLY VOICE THEIR OPINION. HARVEY: BUT TO WALK UP AND BERATE SOMEBODY IN A RESTAURANT — FIRST OF ALL, I HAVE A QUESTION. DOES MITCH MCCONNELL HAVE SECRET SERVICE? SENATORS DON’T GET THAT? HARVEY: I DON’T THINK HE DOES. I BELIEVE IT — AS THE MAJORITY LEADER, HE SHOULD HAVE SOME SORT OF PROTECTION. THERE ARE DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF THE SENATE VERSUS THE PRESIDENT. THERE IS MORE LEEWAY IN TERMS OF HOW MUCH CONTROL THEY GET. MY POINT IS THIS. I DON’T AGREE WITH THROWING THE MAN’S FOOD AWAY, MAN. WHEN YOU ARE LEAVING AND THINKING ABOUT THE RIDE HOME AND YOU ARE GOING TO WARM THAT UP — HARVEY: IT’S NOT ABOUT THE FOOD. CHARLES: YOUR POINT IS, VOICE THE OPINION, BUT LEAVE INNOCENT FOOD OUT OF THE WAY. I DON’T BELIEVE IN VIOLENCE OR ENCROACHING UPON PERSONAL SPACE. DON’T PICK STUFF UP OFF MY TABLE AND THROW IT AWAY. YOU DON’T HAVE THAT RIGHT. MITCH MCCONNELL IS A PUBLIC SERVANT. THEY CAN TELL HIM WHEREVER THEY WANT. HARVEY: ABSOLUTELY TRUE. I THINK THE COUNTRY IS GOING TO HELL WHEN IT IS JUST BERATE, BERATE, RATHER THAN TALK, ON BOTH SIDES. IT HAS JUST GOTTEN RIDICULOUS. HI. I’M CHRISTIE. I’M FROM MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE. REGARDING YOUR INTERVIEW WITH BEN STEIN OVER THE WEEKEND, I AGREE WITH HIM ABOUT 10,000%, IN THAT THE RHETORIC FROM THE FAR LEFT GROUPS LIKE ANTIFA, IT’S JUST VIOLENT IN AND OF ITSELF. IT IS FORCING VIOLENCE ON OTHERS. IF ANYONE ON EITHER SIDE WANTS TO EFFECT CHANGE, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CIVIL DISCOURSE, WRITING YOUR SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE, INSTEAD OF ASSAULTING OR ACCOSTING YOUR LOCAL SENATOR, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE OUT DINING WITH THEIR FAMILIES. AND DON’T TOUCH THEIR FOOD. ALL ACCOSTING PEOPLE DOES IS MAKE YOU LOOK UNHINGED AND UNREASONABLE. I JUST THINK IT NEEDS TO STOP.