Mitch McConnell— one of the most powerful politicians in the country — was drowned out by calls to retire during a speech in Kentucky over the weekend.
The 81-year-old Senate Minority Leader — who has been battling health issues for several years — was giving a speech at the Fancy Farm Picnic in his home state of Kentucky Saturday when the crowd turned on him BIG TIME.
Check out the video … McConnell — a staunch Republican — was taunted by his constituents in the heavily red state. For over a minute, people were loudly chanting, “Retire,” while booing him.
But McConnell didn’t seem to let it bother him as he carried on, finishing his address. The only problem was … you couldn’t hear anything he was saying over all the jeers from the audience.
McConnell has been struggling with health problems, which have spilled out into the open. During a recent press conference, McConnell froze up mid-sentence at a podium and stood there for more than 30 seconds with a blank stare on his face.
In March, he tripped and fell at a Washington D.C. hotel, sending him to the hospital with a concussion.