'RETIRE!' Sen. McConnell Relentlessly Heckled By Voters During Kentucky Speech

Sarah Prentice | August 8, 2023
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At the Fancy Farm picnic in Kentucky on Saturday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave a speech to voters. And suffice it to say, it didn't go so well.

Throughout his five minute speech, the Senate Minority Leader was heckled relentlessly as many people booed and yelled phrases like "lost the senate,” “retire,” and “ditch Mitch." Over on Twitter, conservative influencer Benny Johnson tweeted that McConnell’s speech was totally “drowned out” by the chants. 

There have been many recent concerns about McConnell’s mental and physical state after he seemingly zoned out during a press conference, needing to be escorted away by staffers while viewers wondered if the octogenarian senator had had a stroke. 

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Reporters later asked him how he felt and when he planned to see a doctor, but McConnell just kept telling them, “I’m fine.”

A staffer later revealed that he had suffered from “lightheadedness” and he returned to the podium, where he made a joke about being “sandbagged.”

“The president called to check on me. I told him I got sandbagged,” McConnell said, referencing Biden tripping and falling over a sandbag at the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement. 

Senator McConnell is currently 81 years old, making him the longest serving party leader in the history of the U.S. Senate. 

It looks like President Biden isn’t the only old geezer in office that the American public needs to be constantly babysitting.