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Kentucky Crowd Has a Message for McConnell During Rowdy Annual Event
(TownHall.Com) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Saturday speech was drowned out by jeers at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic, a traditionally rowdy event that serves as the beginning of the political season in Kentucky where attendees heckle both Democrats and Republicans alike.
“My friends, I’ll be honest, it’s not hard for Republicans to look good these days,” McConnell said to loud boos and chants of “retire.”
The Republican didn’t acknowledge the jeers, which Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and GOP state Attorney General Daniel Cameron also faced.
“This is my 28th Fancy Farm, and I want to assure you it’s not my last,” McConnell reportedly said at the event. “The people of this state have chosen me seven times to do this job, and I want you to know how grateful I am.”
In a statement to media outlets, a spokesperson for McConnell explained that’s a feature of the annual event.
“It wouldn’t be Fancy Farm if Democrats weren’t heckling every Republican and vice versa — it’s been a very spirited event for decades.”
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump reacted to the video and agreed with the crowd…