Saturday marked a moment of public humiliation for Mitch McConnell, the 81-year-old Senate Minority Leader, as he faced a barrage of merciless booing and calls for retirement during a speech at the Fancy Farm picnic – a prominent political event in Kentucky. Here’s the full story.
McConnell Was Met With Boos and Jeers
McConnell’s presence at the picnic was marred by recent speculations about his health and political prospects.
The speech on Saturday was an endeavor to rally support and address these concerns, but it only seemed to amplify the uncertainty surrounding his future.
The audience’s reaction was anything but supportive, with a large number of attendees expressing their disapproval through resounding boos and jeers.
A viral video captured the moment when McConnell’s speech was almost entirely drowned out by shouts of ‘RETIRE,’ followed by a chorus of booing.
But He Pressed On Regardless
Undeterred by the booing, McConnell pressed on, attempting to deliver his speech.
He addressed the crowd, saying, “This is my 28th Fancy Farm, and I want to assure you it’s not my last. The people of this state have chosen me seven times to do this job, and I want you to know how grateful I am.”
However, the crowd kept on booing and shouting “Retire.”
Even former President Trump shared the video on Truth Social, and wrote, “I AGREE!, BOOOO – RETIRE, RETIRE, RETIRE – BOOOOO!!!”
He Said, “He Was “Fine” and Capable of Continuing His Work”
Just weeks prior, McConnell’s leadership briefing was disrupted by a sudden twenty-second pause as he struggled to complete his sentence.
The episode raised alarms, and Senator John Barrasso’s inquiry about McConnell’s well-being only fueled concerns about his ability to fulfill his duties.
Despite these episodes, McConnell insisted he was “fine” and capable of continuing his work.
Adding to the growing concerns about McConnell’s health, reports emerged that he had experienced feelings of being “light-headed” before making his remarks at the picnic.
He Told Biden He’d Also Been Sandbagged
It was later revealed that President Biden had reached out to inquire about McConnell’s health.
During their conversation, McConnell reportedly told the president that he had been “sandbagged,” a reference to Biden’s own quip after stumbling over sandbags during an Air Force Academy graduation ceremony in June.
Several Twitter users shared their thoughts on the incident.
“Ageism Is Wrong”
One Twitter user wrote, “Mitch McConnell is an expert at ignoring urgent problems right in front of his face, he’s been doing it his entire career.”
Another user added, “Whatever one thinks of Mitch McConnell or his fitness for office, this is atrocious behavior. Ageism is wrong, it isn’t “the last acceptable prejudice” – it’s just prejudice.”
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Source: Daily Mail