Mcconnell talks protests

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Mcconnell talks protests

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He also said he has no plans to reveal his decision this week.

Senait gebregiorgis, whas11 news.

While in lexington today... senator mitch mcconnell addressed the planned protest at the derby.... saying he hopes any weekend demonstrations remain peaceful.

The senate majority leader also talked about the investigation into the shooting death of breonna taylor... saying it's ongoing... and 'defunding the police' isn't the answer.

L3: abc 36 news white mcconnell talks protests, breonna taylor, defunding police lexington mcconnell made the statements at an event where he was officially endorsed by the fraternal order of police.

Mcconnell compared peaceful protesting with looting and violence... saying one is a 'protected activity'... the other is not.

Instead, mcconnell says the goal should be to arrest the few "bad apples"... and not punish the bunch.

He also says any changes to police departments be handled locally... and not on the federal level.

L3: abc 36 news white senate majority leader mitch mcconnell (r) - ky sen.

Mitch mcconnell, : everybody would like to have more money but that's not always the solution.

A lot of officers would tell you they'd like to be respected.

They're doing a tough job that a lot of us wouldn't be willing to take up.

L3: abc 36 news white mcconnell talks protests, breonna taylor, defunding police lexington we also asked senator mcconnell about coronavirus relief and a possible stimulus package for kentucky families... he declined to comment.

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