Recent Press

McConnell Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 18, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Senate and the nation mourn the sudden passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life. Justice Ginsburg overc… Continue Reading

McConnell on The Guy Benson Show

September 17, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson this afternoon to discuss a variety of topics. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Speaker Pelosi Holding Up Relief for Americans: "It's not difficult to figure out who's responsible for it.… Continue Reading

McConnell on “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino”

September 10, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino' today to discuss COVID-19 relief. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats' Continued Blocking COVID Relief Efforts: "That's a good question to ask the Democrats.… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

Democrats’ Threats Against Our Institutions Predate This Vacancy By More Than A Year

September 22, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "I explained yesterday how moving ahead with a vote on the forthcoming Supreme Court nomination will be consistent with history and precedent. "When an election-year nomination to fill an election-year vacancy occurs in divided government, with a Senate and a President of different parties, the historical norm is that such nominations are not confirmed. … Continue Reading

McConnell: “President Trump’s Nominee for this Vacancy will Receive a Vote on the Floor of the Senate”

September 21, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: "President Trump's nominee for this vacancy will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate. "Now, already, some of the same individuals who tried every conceivable dirty trick to obstruct Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh are lining up to proclaim the third time will be the charm. "The American people are about to witness an astonishing parade o… Continue Reading

McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 21, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Our nation is mourning the end of an exceptional American life. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg meant so much to our country. "First and foremost, she was a brilliant, generational legal mind who climbed past one obstacle after another to summit the very pinnacle of her profession. "Justice Ginsburg was a fixture on our nation's highes… Continue Reading

Op-Eds

How the Senate's bold action to combat the coronavirus will help Kentuckians

April 01, 2020

Every Kentuckian is feeling the effects of the coronavirus. It's a national health and economic emergency that demands action. The Republican-led Senate answered with the biggest rescue package in history, and Kentucky will see at least $1.25 billion in relief. We've already received $39 million to address urgent housing and economic development priorities, and more funding will soon be on the way. Since the beginning of this crisis, we've been coordinating with President Trump and Vice Preside… Continue Reading

Democrats Shirking Duty to Fund National Defense

November 14, 2019

At the end of October, President Trump announced U.S. special operations forces eliminated Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world's most wanted terrorist and the vile leader of ISIS. Whatever your politics, every American should express sincere gratitude to the intelligence professionals and servicemembers who carried out this brave defense of the American way of life. Kentuckians should be especially proud that one of our very own, Cadiz-native Lieutenant General Scott Howell, leads the forces who ex… Continue Reading

Withdrawing from Syria is a Grave Mistake

October 18, 2019

Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria is a grave strategic mistake. It will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies, and weaken important alliances. Sadly, the recently announced pullout risks repeating the Obama administration's reckless withdrawal from Iraq, which facilitated the rise of the Islamic State in the first place. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I have worked with three presidential administrations to fight radical Islamist terrorism. I have distilled … Continue Reading