Press Releases

08.15.21

McConnell on Biden’s Afghanistan Collapse: “The Embarrassment of a Superpower Laid Low”

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after receiving a Biden Administration briefing on the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan: "The Biden Administration's botched exit from Afghanistan including the frantic evacuation of Americans and vulnerable Afghans from Kabul is a shameful failure of American leadership. "The rapid advance of the Taliban was expected after the US abandonment of Afghan security forces. The plig… Continue Reading


08.13.21

McConnell Speaks with Afghanistan’s Ambassador Raz

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after speaking with Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States, Adela Raz: "I just spoke to Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States, Adela Raz. We had an urgent conversation about the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and the unfolding humanitarian crisis. "This debacle was not only foreseeable, it was foreseen. The President and his team actively decided against a far m… Continue Reading


08.12.21

"Afghanistan is Careening Toward a Massive, Predictable, and Preventable Disaster"

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Afghanistan: "Afghanistan is careening toward a massive, predictable, and preventable disaster. And the Administration's surreal efforts to defend President Biden's reckless policy are frankly humiliating. "The Biden Administration has reduced U.S. officials to pleading with Islamic extremists to spare our Embassy as they prepare to overrun Kabul. Absurdly, naively, our government is … Continue Reading


07.29.21

Leader McConnell Meets With Prime Minister Kadhimi of Iraq

Download the photo here. WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with Prime Minister Kadhimi of Iraq: "I was very glad to help welcome Prime Minister Kadhimi to the Capitol yesterday. We discussed the importance to both our countries of maintaining a strong U.S.-Iraq relationship. I am proud of our partnership and joint efforts, particularly in the fight against ISIS, and I am encouraged that the Prime Minister remai… Continue Reading


07.28.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on ‘Kudlow’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business' 'Kudlow' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Infrastructure Negotiations: "I think we all agree an infrastructure package done correctly is a plus for the country. President Trump and the administration you were a part of was trying to figure a way to do that. President Obama talked about it as well." On the Democrats' Reckless Ta… Continue Reading


07.19.21

McConnell: Democrats Take Their Phony Hysteria on the Road

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Senate Democrats' field hearing in Georgia and efforts to federalize our nation's elections: "Democrats' fake outrage may have driven jobs and opportunities out of the state of Georgia, but I'm sure Georgians will appreciate that Democrats are bringing their own partisan circus to town instead. "This silly stunt is based on the same lie as all the Democrats' phony hysteria fro… Continue Reading


07.15.21

ICYMI: McConnell on ‘The Faulkner Focus’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Harris Faulkner on Fox News Channel's 'The Faulkner Focus' this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Democrats' Tax and Spending Spree: "With regard to this deal they announced yesterday, it is a wild spending, taxing spree completely inappropriate for the country, which is already suffering from dramatic inflation right in line with what it was 40 years ago based on wh… Continue Reading


07.01.21

McConnell: SCOTUS Rulings Affirm Fundamental Protections of Representative Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following today's U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee and Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta/Thomas More Law Center v. Bonta: "Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that protections of the right to vote remain strong, and that states are rightly empowered to administer and protect America's elections. "For decades, Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act h… Continue Reading


06.30.21

McConnell Statement on Donald Rumsfeld

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the death of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: "Elaine and I were saddened today by the passing of an American patriot who served his country honorably and tirelessly. "Donald Rumsfeld's decades of service began and ended among the brave men and women working to keep America safe. His time on active duty in the Navy began a distinguished career that elevated his tale… Continue Reading


06.28.21

McConnell to POTUS: Don’t Let Democrats Hold Bipartisan Bill Hostage

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding infrastructure negotiations: "The President has appropriately delinked a potential bipartisan infrastructure bill from the massive, unrelated tax-and-spend plans that Democrats want to pursue on a partisan basis. Now I am calling on President Biden to engage Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi and make sure they follow his lead. "Unless Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi walk-back their … Continue Reading


06.24.21

ICYMI: McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Mike Emanuel on Fox News Channel's 'Special Report' tonight. See below for highlights or click here to watch the interview. On 'the tale of two [infrastructure] press conferences': "Well, I was initially optimistic but it can best be described as a tale of two press conferences. After the first one, the President walks out with a bipartisan group and blesses an infrastructure bill that many of my members are quite… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Leader McConnell Meets With President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan

Download the photo here. WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan: "I was honored to help welcome President Ghani to the Capitol at a critical moment in our two countries' relationship. "For decades, the people of Afghanistan and their democratic government have been essential partners in our shared fight against terrorism. During much of that time, brave Afghans have taken … Continue Reading


06.23.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on The Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined the Guy Benson radio show this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the interview. On the "laundry list of deplorable ideas" in S.1: "So they call it a voting rights bill but here's what it is, a partisan takeover of the Federal Election Commission which has been 3:3 for over half a century so that neither other party can take advantage of each other. The Federal Election Commission is t… Continue Reading


06.17.21

ICYMI: McConnell, Senate Republicans Call Out “Unacceptable” Elections Power Grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 15 of his Republican colleagues at a press conference today to speak out against the upcoming floor consideration of S.1. Click here to view his remarks. "I think all of you surely know how all Republicans feel about this proposal. It's a solution in search of a problem. "The rationale for it has changed over the years. After the 2016 election, the same bill was introduced in the House and as soon as they got the ma… Continue Reading


06.17.21

New S. 1 ‘Compromise’, Same Rotten Core

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding S.1: "Senate Democrats seem to have reached a so-called "compromise" election takeover among themselves. In reality, the plan endorsed by Stacey Abrams is no compromise. It still subverts the First Amendment to supercharge cancel culture and the left's name-and-shame campaign model. It takes redistricting away from state legislatures and hands it over to computers. And it still retai… Continue Reading


06.14.21

Senate Republicans to Biden DOJ: “Do Your Jobs” on IRS Leaks

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding a prompt investigation and prosecution of the latest IRS leak of confidential taxpayer information. The following are excerpts from the letter: […] "Paying one's taxes is a civic duty, and that duty re… Continue Reading


06.14.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined the Hugh Hewitt radio show this morning. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the entire interview. On Infrastructure Talks: "Look, both sides would like to get an infrastructure bill. Here are the red lines on our side. We're not going to reopen the 2017 tax bill. It was the major factor in bringing us the best economy in 50 years as of February, 2020, before the pandemic hit. And we want it to be paid… Continue Reading


06.10.21

McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer on Fox News Channel's 'America's Newsroom' this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats' Designed to Fail Agenda: "You have to start with last year's election, Dana. It's a 50-50 Senate and the Democrats have a handful of seats as a majority in the House. The American people didn't vote for this radical left-wing agenda. So why would we … Continue Reading


05.28.21

McConnell: President Biden’s Budget “Would Drown American Families in Debt, Deficits, and Inflation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding President Biden's budget announcement: "Now we know why the Administration tried to bury their budget announcement on the Friday before a holiday weekend. "President Biden's proposal would drown American families in debt, deficits, and inflation. Even after the massive tax hikes Democrats want to force on the American people, they'd still have the government running trillion-p… Continue Reading


05.27.21

McConnell on CNBC’s “Squawk On The Street”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined CNBC's "Squawk On The Street" this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Democrats' Hard-Left Turn Hurting Our Economy: "Let me quote Larry Summers, who was Bill Clinton's Secretary of the Treasury, and Barack Obama's head of the Council of Economic Advisers. He said at the beginning of the year that the previous package, the so-called rescue package, would create a wave o… Continue Reading

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