March 21st, 2010
12:53 PM ET
12 years ago

Key health care opponent ambushed with cash

(CNN)– Three men subjected Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, to a cash ambush Sunday as the senator left a CBS interview.

The men posing as "billionaires" showered McConnell with hundreds of one dollar bills, "thanking" him for protecting Wall Street and insurance company profits by opposing health care reform.

McConnell had no comment as he was escorted to his vehicle.

Filed under: Health care • Mitch McConnell
soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. steven

    He probably felt so uncomfortable, that usually only happens BEHIND closed doors. Brilliant!

    March 21, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. JB Sullivan

    They are correct. Mr. McConnel is the problem desguised as a solution.

    March 21, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  3. Dawn Ada, Oh

    Love it, but it is so sad that it is true!!

    March 21, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. Brad/San Diego

    Another crooked republican on the take from big insurance company.

    March 21, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. Mark

    McConnel is a great senator, WE ALL THANK HIM FOR HIS SERVICE.

    Wait til November. Most the dems will be going down!!!

    March 21, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  6. Helen

    That is funny!

    March 21, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  7. Eric from MI


    March 21, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  8. David/Kissimmee FL

    Kentucky has some of the poorest people in the country, I was amazed this fart was relected. Bush gave universial health care to all Iraqies in 2005 with the help of American tax payers that don't have health care themselfs.

    March 21, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. Mickey

    McConnell is nothing more than a Domestic Terrorist, and should be treated as such...his political career is OVER...just like Boehnor, Cantor, McCain, etc...

    Remember that dope Bush and his famous "You are either with us or against us" puke? Well...

    The train has left the station...GOP = Domestic Terrorism

    March 21, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  10. Tony in Maine


    Come on folks. AHIP's lobbyists and the Senate Republicans light their cigars with hundreds after dinner on C St..

    Ones – pish. No wonder McConnell didn't stop.

    March 21, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  11. fatima

    I enjoyed the video!

    March 21, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  12. The ultimate patriot

    Whats new this happens every day. It was just caught on tape.

    March 21, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  13. patricia c

    Funny,Mitch Mc Connell is known in Louisville , Ky as Mr Money Bags .
    he has done nothing for the poor or the middle class. I took a drive past Ft Knox ,Ky to just see some old stomping grounds. The town were gone, empty eyed druggies were hanging around shacks as I drove farther through Western Kentucky ,I became more depressed .I grew up in Western Kentucky and as a child ,then as a teen I remembered the lushness of that area. Mitch Mc Connell doesn't deserve to be Senator.

    March 21, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  14. WeThePeopleofVirginia

    How do you pose as a billionaire?

    March 21, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  15. johnrj08

    Obviously, McConnell is used to having a lot more money thrown at him than these people ever could.

    March 21, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  16. Larry

    I'm surprised McConnell didn't pocket the money.

    March 21, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  17. Gary

    And MCConnel say's " You can't do that here" and passed out self addressed envelopes.

    March 21, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  18. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Don't forget to thank McConnell for the hospials and health care that we pay in Iraq for hospitals and medical care for it's citizens that are also part of the war he voted for using tax payers dollars. McConnell doesn't want American citizens to have health care reform but it's okay for them to pay in foreign countries.

    March 21, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  19. Jeanne

    Funny, this bill and this admin are helping both Wall Street and the Health Insurance cos. Health ins cos made 2.2% profit. But I guess we shouldn't be confused by the facts.

    March 21, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
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