Protesters descended on the majority leader in the Senate Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell LGBTQ community wins victory this week, but fight is not over State Department official resigns in response to Trump’s handling of Overnight Energy protests: EPA refuses to regulate chemicals related to developmental damage | Democrats unveil .5T infrastructure plan | Land Management Office relaxes requirements for requests to reduce oil and gas royalties PLUS‘S (R-Ky.) Kentucky, home to demonstrate on a range of issues to commemorate the Juneteenth.
Militants from the progressive Sunrise movement, an environmental group advocating for a list of leftist issues, were seen making noise and waving signs saying, “No justice, no sleep.”
“No justice, no sleep Mitch. You let our economy plummet, our people are gunned down in the streets by killer cops, and our planet is ravaged by your friends, the oil CEOs. This #Juneteenth, we are awake. When we vote for you in November, you may also wake up, ”the group tweeted.
No justice, no sleep Mitch.
You let our economy plummet, our people are gunned down in the streets by killer cops, and our planet is ravaged by your friends, the oil CEOs.
This #Juneteenth , we are awake.
When we vote in November, you may also wake up. pic.twitter.com/M6sRiNbFDu
– Sunrise Movement (@sunrisemvmt) June 19, 2020
“Breonna couldn’t sleep. Mitch shouldn’t either,” also read a banner, referring to the police gunshot death of Breonna Taylor, an unarmed black EMT who was killed at his home during the execution of a strike prohibition warrant in Louisville.
The demonstration occurs on Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, and also in the context of a national conversation about police brutality against black Americans after the police murders of Taylor, George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, among others.
“Not only are we well aware of the problems we face”, Maxwell Farrar, 29, told the Courier Journal, “but we are also very aware of the solutions we need. We are not here to complain on the Internet. We are here to get the solutions we need. We know, from top to bottom, Kentuckians know we we need change right now. “
McConnell tabled a resolution calling Taylor’s death “an apparent case of unjust police violence”.
The majority leader and is also currently working to pass a Senate GOP bill that includes a list of police reforms, including mandatory ministries reporting their use of prohibition warrants.
“We will demand new transparency and new reporting from state and local authorities so that surrounding communities and the federal government can all better understand how, when and why this practice is used,” McConnell said in a statement on Wednesday. press conference.
McConnell has become a prime target for Democratic lawmakers and activists because of his refusal to consider a list of House measures, including legislation that deals with issues such as gun control, the care of health and voting rights. Democrats say instead of prioritizing confirmation President TrumpOklahoma site management asks Trump to campaign for a health plan before the rally Pompeo denounces Bolton’s account as spreading “ lies ”, “ half-turned truths ” and “ falsehoods ”.Judicial appointments.
The Kentucky senator is also ready to be re-elected in November. He will likely face Amy McGrath or state representative Charles Booker (D) in his candidacy for re-election this year, but will be favored to win re-election against either candidate.
The Cook Political Report, a non-partisan electoral handicapper, rates McConnell’s race as “probably Republican”.