Recent Press

McConnell Opening Remarks At Rules Committee Markup On A.I. In Political Speech

May 14, 2024

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) submitted the following remarks for the record at today’s Senate Rules Committee markup: “Today, the committee is considering actions with the potential to profoundly change the landscape of political speech. “On the frontier of artificial intel… Continue Reading

Leader McConnell, Speaker Johnson: “Security Assistance to Israel is an Urgent Priority That Must Not Be Delayed”

May 08, 2024

Today, Leader McConnell and Speaker Johnson sent a letter to President Biden urging that congressionally appropriated security assistance to Israel should be expedited immediately: Dear Mr. President: Having recently worked on a bipartisan basis to pass an emergency national security supplemental … Continue Reading

ICYMI: McConnell on Meet The Press and Face The Nation

April 28, 2024

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Kristen Welker on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ and Margaret Brennan on CBS’ ‘Face The Nation’. See below for highlights or click here and here for the full interviews. On supporting Ukraine: “I think we need to stick with them. I think it is im… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

McConnell Condemns False Moral Equivalence From ICC

May 20, 2024

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the ICC: “Since the immediate aftermath of October 7th, Israel, her allies, and Jewish people around the world have faced pernicious efforts to equate a sovereign nation’s self-defense with barbaric acts of terrorism. “We’ve seen it in the specious media tropes about ‘cycles of violence’, in university statements bemoaning Israel’s self-defense actions, and in our own electe… Continue Reading

McConnell Remarks On Iranian Regime’s Enduring Threats

May 20, 2024

“Last night, Iran confirmed that its president and foreign minister died in a helicopter crash. The condolences from sympathetic regimes were swift. “The PRC declared that the Chinese people had ‘lost a good friend.’ The Kremlin mourned 'a reliable partner'. And Prime Minister Orban of Hungary - whose government has pursued deeper trade relations with Tehran in spite of Western sanctions - offered his 'thoughts and prayers'. “Well I, too, would like to extend my condolences to the people of Ir… Continue Reading

Harvard Waves The White Flag To Lawless Campus Radicals

May 16, 2024

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism on college campuses: “Earlier this week, I discussed the growing problem with BDS, or Bibi Derangement Syndrome. Of course, there’s an older and similarly noxious form of BDS: the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement. “This other BDS been incubating on college campuses for the last decade, and right now, it’s making news at Harvard. “This is unfortunate, but… 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