81-year-old Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, has been in office for nearly four decades and is now facing mounting criticism from his constituents over his lack of progress on issues like healthcare reform and immigration.
His recent appearance at the St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic in Kentucky was met with five straight minutes of heckling and chants of “RETIRE” and “DITCH MITCH,” demonstrating just how unpopular he has become.
Kentucky crowd yells "retire" at Mitch McConnell pic.twitter.com/vcmAqjbvXK
— KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat) August 6, 2023
WATCH: Mitch McConnell gets heckled by crowd during his speech for 5 MINUTES STRAIGHT.
Chants of “RETIRE” and “Ditch Mitch” completely drown him out.
TOTAL HUMILIATION pic.twitter.com/QV3pBm1dIF
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 7, 2023
Just last week, McConnell froze and appeared unwell while speaking at a press conference before being dragged away from the podium by his staff.
McConnell was mid-sentence when suddenly he stopped speaking.
The 81-year-old was ushered away from the podium by staff members after an extended silence.
It was revealed that McConnell was placed in a physical rehabilitation facility for over a week in the Spring after falling at a Senate Leadership Fund event on March 8.