Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was booed by the audience when speaking at his home state’s annual “Fancy Farm Picnic” on Saturday.

The crowd is heard chanting “boos,” “retire,” and “lost the Senate” in widely circulated social media video clips as McConnell, who has long been criticised by his party’s right wing but that has grown since his criticism of former President Donald Trump, said he and his wife, Elaine, are “excited to be back” at the event featuring Democratic and Republican speakers.

“My friends, I’ll be honest, it’s not hard for Republicans to look good these days,” McConnell added, to audible booing from the audience.

Throughout his address, McConnell did not acknowledge the jeers from the audience. He chastised Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, who sat behind him and is up for re-election this year, over the Covid-19 limits.

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Trump, with whom McConnell had a falling out after he rebuked the then-president during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, insulted McConnell in a Truth Social post on Monday.

“I AGREE!,” wrote the Republican presidential contender.

McConnell spoke at the annual occasion amid growing worries about his health. During a weekly Republican leadership press conference last month, he appeared to freeze for 19 seconds before going mute and being escorted away by Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, a close McConnell aide.

He returned to the press conference a few minutes later. When asked about his health, he stated that he was OK. When asked if he could do his job, he said, “Yeah.” His office stated that he felt lightheaded and took a small step away.

Following the health event, McConnell quickly moved to quell concerns about his future and swore to serve out the remainder of his tenure as Republican leader. His two-year stint as Senate Republican leader will expire in early January 2025. He became the longest-serving Senate party leader in U.S. history earlier this year.

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The health event was the latest in a string of incidents for him this year, which began in March when he was admitted to the hospital with a concussion and a slight rib fracture and was released days later before entering rehab. However, he did not return to the Senate until mid-April. He stumbled and fell earlier this month in a Washington, D.C., airport, according to NBC News. He received minor injuries.