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Watch: Mitch McConnell Endures 5-Minute Heckling During Speech

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was interrupted and heckled for five straight minutes during his speech in his home state at the St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday, a premier political event in Kentucky.

Instead of a respectful silence, the audience delivered a relentless, clear, and loud message for a full five minutes, drowning out his speech.

Foot-stomping and chants echoed around the venue, making it abundantly clear that the senator’s reception was far from warm in his home state. He is done.

The dissenting voices underscore the sentiment that McConnell, at 81 years old and with nearly four decades of senatorial service, is more of a representative of Washington’s political ‘Swamp’ than the average American he’s supposed to represent.

Chants of “retire” and “ditch Mitch” overwhelmed his address, causing a scene of utter humiliation for the long-serving senator.


McConnell froze for twenty seconds late last month while speaking at his leadership briefing, being unable to complete his sentence.

‘Are you OK?’ asked Sen. John Barrasso, a former orthopedic surgeon and the third most senior Republican in the Senate, as he took his arm. ‘Anything else you want to say or should we just go back to your office?’

After a few moments, he guided McConnell away from the lectern towards his office.

Another GOP Senator John Thune carried on with the press conference, before McConnell returned and said: ‘I’m fine’.

When a reporter asked if he felt he can fully do his job, McConnell said ‘yes’ and continued.

It raised fresh questions about his ability to do his job and the advanced age of so many of the nation’s political leaders including President Biden.

Aides later said McConnell had been feeling ‘light-headed’ prior to making his remarks.

Later, McConnell told reporters that the president had called to ask after his well-being.

He said he told Biden he had been ‘sandbagged,’ a reference to president’s quip after stumbling over two sandbags at an Air Force Academy graduation in June.

  • Pinks says:

    Unfortunately the leader of RINOs has until 2027 until his term is up. Thank you Kentucky! It just to bad it took you this long to figure out he has no interest in helping Americans.

  • Amazing Grace says:

    Where are these asshats gonna die off?
    Oh wait…when they kill off this country.

  • P says:

    This ole fart needs to retire. We don’t want any more of his crap

  • Sam says:

    I agree Senator McConnell should retire. At 81 years old, the Senate is no place for him to be. A mandatory retirement age should be in place for all federal and state elected officials. Pelosi, Biden, Feinstein and a host of others have far outlived their usefulness. Well past time for them to pass the torch.

  • Tressa says:

    I do believe that ole McConnell is deaf! Or else he is so used to be heckled!
    Like letting fish lay in the sun you are starting to smell and it is time for you to go and sit on the beach and enjoy what little time you have left!



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