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Freshman Dems try to confront McConnell over shutdown—but struggle to find his office

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"Where's Mitch is my question"

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Newly-elected Democrat members of the House of Representatives had a plan to confront Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in person to pressure him to end the government shutdown, according to The Hill.

The problem was, they didn't know where to find his office.

Here's how their journey went: They walked over to the Russell Senate Office building to deliver the letter to McConnell. But, he doesn't work from that office.

Undeterred, they set their sights on McConnell's Capitol office. When they arrived, they...delivered the letter to McConnell's deputy chief of staff, Don Stewart, who dutifully agreed to deliver the letter "as I do with every single letter that comes into this office."

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seemed to believe McConnell was avoiding them.

"Where's Mitch is my quesion," Ocasio-Cortez said.

"He seems to be running away from us."



As a last resort to salvage the grand political gesture, the group then decided to deliver copies of the letter to the Senate Republican cloakroom and to McConnell's Russell office. Unfortunately, they didn't bring enough copies.

Not to worry, however, as Stewart allowed the Democrats to use the copy machine in McConnell's office.

The group then sat at the back of the Senate chamber, soon leaving once they realized nothing was taking place on the Senate floor at the time.

(H/T Hot Air)

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