Press Releases

10.18.21

McConnell Statement on Colin Powell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement this morning regarding the passing of Colin Powell: "America has lost a trailblazing leader with the passing of Colin Powell. It is hard to imagine a more quintessentially American story: A son of Jamaican immigrants who learned Yiddish from his boyhood neighbors in the Bronx becomes a four-star General in the United States Army and serves four presidential administrations, including as Nati… Continue Reading


10.14.21

“Umpteenth Iteration of the Same Partisan Power Grab” Will Fail in Senate, As It Should

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the Democrats' latest effort to federalize all 50 states' elections: "Another week, another effort by Washington Democrats to create fake drama over a proposed election takeover that will go nowhere. "Senator Schumer wants to stage another political stunt around the umpteenth iteration of the same partisan power grab that the Senate has already considered and rejected repeatedly. It is the s… Continue Reading


10.09.21

McConnell Letter to AG Garland on DOJ Targeting Concerned Parents

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote a letter today to Attorney General Merrick Garland concerning his announcement that the Department of Justice will scrutinize and target parents who express concern about their children's public educations. The full letter is available here. Excerpts from the letter are below: "Parents absolutely should be telling their local schools what to teach. This is the very basis of representative government. They do this b… Continue Reading


10.08.21

McConnell Letter to President Biden on Debt Limit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sent the following letter to President Biden today regarding congressional Democrats' duty to raise the debt limit: "Dear President Biden: "Last night, Republicans filled the leadership vacuum that has troubled the Senate since January. I write to inform you that I will not provide such assistance again if your all-Democrat government drifts into another avoidable crisis. "The Senate Democratic Leader had three months' no… Continue Reading


10.06.21

McConnell Statement on Democrats’ Self-Created Debt Limit Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today on the debt limit: "The unified Democratic government had two and a half months to address the debt limit through reconciliation. Instead, they drifted to the doorstep of yet another self-created Democrat crisis. Whether through miscalculation or a deliberate effort to bully their own members into wrecking the Senate, top Democrats have risked adding a default crisis to the inflation cri… Continue Reading


10.04.21

McConnell Letter to President Biden on Debt Limit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sent the following letter to President Biden this morning regarding congressional Democrats' duty to raise the debt limit: "Dear President Biden: "For many years, our working relationship has been defined not only by our strong disagreements, but also by mutual transparency and respectful candor. I write in that spirit to express concern that our nation is sleepwalking toward significant and avoidable danger because of con… Continue Reading


09.22.21

Leader McConnell Meets With U.S. Ambassador to Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after meeting yesterday with Thomas Vajda, U.S. Ambassador to Burma: "I was glad to speak with Ambassador Vajda about the United States' continued support for the people of Burma, and additional, necessary steps to help them restore democracy. The coup perpetrated by a repressive military junta in Burma continues to threaten the life and liberty of millions of innocent people. The junta's lead… Continue Reading


09.19.21

Democrats’ Failed Effort at Sweeping Amnesty Shows Their Radicalism

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on Senate Democrats' amnesty proposals: "Senate rules never contemplated a majority circumventing the filibuster by pretending that sweeping and transformational new policies were mere budgetary changes. "Tonight's ruling confirms that principle. Democrats will not be able to stuff their most radical amnesty proposals into the reckless taxing and spending spree they are assembling behind closed… Continue Reading


09.14.21

McConnell: Democrats’ Latest Election Takeover ‘Compromise’ is “Just a Compromise Between the Left and the Far Left”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the Democrats' latest effort to federalize all 50 states' elections: "No amount of repackaging or relabeling will let Democrats sneak through big pieces of the sweeping, partisan, federal takeover of our nation's elections that they have wanted to pass since they took power. "Seemingly every few weeks, Democrats take another run at this. This week's latest 'compromise' is just a compromise… Continue Reading


09.13.21

ICYMI: McConnell Remarks at Congressional Remembrance Ceremony Marking 20th Anniversary of September 11th

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today steps regarding the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. See below for the transcript, or click here to watch the full address: "Twenty years ago, the United States of America was reeling. "Our initial shock was settling into deeper pain. Early confusion was becoming lasting anger. "But as the stories of September the 11th began to be told and heard, one thing became c… Continue Reading


09.02.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on The Guy Benson Show

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined The Guy Benson Show last night. Read below for the highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Biden Administration's Disastrous Exit from Afghanistan: "[I] would start with saying the war hasn't ended, it's just become more difficult for us to prosecute. The terrorist threat in Afghanistan is already greater than it was before this rash decision to withdraw. It will continue to grow, and our cap… Continue Reading


09.01.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell Continues Pro-Vaccine Message With New PSA

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently taped a public service announcement (PSA) urging Kentuckians and all Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Leader McConnell taped the PSA in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters' Congressional PSA Program and the Kentucky Broadcasters Association. The PSA has already aired over 100 times across the Commonwealth. The transcript can be found below, or click here to watch the full PSA: … Continue Reading


08.31.21

Fight Against Terrorism Will Not end Just Because Politicians Want to Wish It Away

ASHLAND, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks regarding Afghanistan today at an event sponsored by the Ashland Alliance - the Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Agency for Boyd and Greenup Counties: "This was a disgraceful and disastrous departure that will allow the Taliban and Al Qaeda to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by having complete control of Afghanistan. "Two weeks ago, President Biden specifically promised h… Continue Reading


08.29.21

ICYMI: McConnell on Fox News Sunday

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Chris Wallace this morning on Fox News Sunday. See below for highlights or click here for the full interview: On the Biden Administration's Disastrous Exit from Afghanistan: "I think what's been lost in all this, Chris, is why we went there in the first place. We went there to prevent the Taliban from having a regime that would allow terrorists to reconstitute themselves and hit us here at home. It's been a total suc… Continue Reading


08.26.21

McConnell Statement on American Servicemembers Killed in Kabul

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the bombings in Kabul: "It is sickening and enraging to hear that at least 12 United States servicemembers have been killed and more have been injured at the hands of terrorists in Kabul. "Americans' hearts are breaking for our servicemembers and diplomats. They are doing heroic work to rescue American citizens and Afghan partners in the predictably chaotic wake of the President's decision t… Continue Reading


08.24.21

Americans and Vulnerable Afghans Need Support, Not President Biden’s Artificial Timelines

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on Afghanistan and the Biden Administration's response. "The latest reporting suggests Americans and vulnerable Afghans are still having trouble reaching the Kabul airport because of the Taliban. President Biden's responsibility is simple: He should clearly and firmly state that the United States will stay for however long it takes and use whatever force is necessary to ensure we do not abandon … Continue Reading


08.24.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino on Fox News this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch to the full interview: On President Biden's Reckless Decision to Leave Afghanistan: "First let me say this is one of the greatest foreign policy disasters in American history. I think it's important to remember where we were a few months ago before the president's reckless decision to leave. We only had 2500 troops … Continue Reading


08.20.21

McConnell: “This Catastrophic Decision Rests with the Commander-in-Chief Who Made It.”

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Afghanistan and the Biden Administration's response: "U.S. servicemembers and diplomats are now engaged in a round-the-clock mission to get American citizens, loyal partners, and vulnerable Afghans out of Kabul. The task is difficult and dangerous. Their efforts under pressure reflect America at its finest. Our personnel in harm's way deserve our utmost respect and support. "But… Continue Reading


08.19.21

ICYMI: McConnell on CBS Evening News

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined CBS Evening News last night. See below for highlights or click here to watch to the full interview: On the Biden Administration's Disastrous Withdrawal from Afghanistan: "We shouldn't have made this decision in the first place. We only had 2,500 troops there - light touch, no chaos, not a single American soldier killed in a year in combat. We've now left 10,000 to 15,000 American citizens behind enemy lines with no p… Continue Reading


08.18.21

ICYMI: McConnell on The Hugh Hewitt Show

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined The Hugh Hewitt Show this morning. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview: On the Benefits of Keeping a Small-Force Footprint in Afghanistan: "This is a colossal mistake. You know, Hugh, I'm somebody who believes that the light-touch deployment we had in Afghanistan was actually working. We didn't have a single one of our military personnel killed in combat in the last year. The lid wa… Continue Reading

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