ICYMI: McConnell on ‘The Hugh Hewitt Show’

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt this morning on ‘The Hugh Hewitt Show’. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights:  

On President Zelensky’s Joint Address to Congress:

“Well, inspiring once again. What a brave leader the Ukrainians have. They’ve been an inspiration to the whole world. And that said, yesterday, I appreciate the President’s efforts, but he needs to step up his game. There’s a lot more we need to do, and we need to do it quickly.

“I’ve been trying to get this administration to properly arm the Ukrainians for months, because you could see this coming. I mean, this is not a surprise attack. He’s been mobilizing and putting soldiers on the border for quite a while. No surprise, and I’d say one good thing came out of it, Hugh. Vladimir Putin has unified NATO and transformed German politics...”

On the Disastrous Iran Deal:

“It’s mindboggling. And of course, it’ll be a bad deal, too. It’ll have absolutely nothing to do with all of Iran’s collateral activities supporting terrorism all over the Middle East. President Trump was right to get out of that deal.

“I think there’s no question the Administration is anxious to make a deal. And look, that unsettles our Sunni Arab allies like the Emiratis and the Saudis. They see us cozying up to Iran once again, so it has an adverse impact on our allies, the Sunni Arab states, and Israel’s not going to be too keen on this, either.”

On Judge Jackson’s Nomination to the Supreme Court and Court-Packing:

“I asked her something I thought she could and should have answered. I said Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Breyer have been quite open and expressed themselves on the issue of court packing and term limits for Supreme Court justices, which is clearly unconstitutional. This is about the institution of the Supreme Court. [I asked], why don’t you tell us how you feel about that? She wouldn’t even answer that…

“My guess is that our Judiciary Committee members will ask her about all these things. But she won’t respond. [T]he liberal groups that are so excited about her nomination are the very ones that have been calling for packing the Court or term limits on the Court. So in a sense, that’s her base. So that’s a double reason why she won’t answer questions about attacks on the Court, which I think would be appropriate for her to comment on.”

On Rising Oil and Gas Prices:

“The invasion’s gone on for three weeks. The spike in gas prices began at the beginning of the year…

“[We need] American energy production. We were a net exporter of oil and gas as late as 2019. They have basically shut down domestic production on public lands, cancelled the Keystone Pipeline, and they’re begging Venezuela, for example, to increase production while they won’t allow it here at home.”


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