Protesters, supporters gather for McConnell event in Lawrenceburg

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LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A group of protesters gathered to greet Sen. Mitch McConnell as he showed up to speak at the American Legion Post in Lawrenceburg on Tuesday.

This is McConnell's first town hall in Kentucky since the change of power in Washington. He is speaking to the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.

Protesters stood outside the venue, chanting and holding signs. Daniel Lowry is the spokesman for the Kentucky Democratic Party. He says many protesters want answers to why they never get a response. when they call McConnell's office to address their concerns.

"He has trampled on civil rights basically with his treatment and Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her reading of the Correta Scott King letter. He has been a rubber stamp for Donald Trump and these people are upset and they are wanting their voices heard. And when he pulls up today, he's going to see them and that's what they want," Lowry said.

McConnell addressed the crowd gathered inside the event and said, "As you might have noticed, there are a lot more people here than you might expect." He went on to say, "It's a free country. I'm proud of those out there protesting."

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