Press Releases

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


08.17.21

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

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bret Baier on Fox News Channel's 'Special Report with Bret Baier' tonight. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview: On the Biden's Administration's Precipitous and Incompetent Withdrawal from Afghanistan: "Well, first, let's talk about the decision to withdraw, itself. We were spending about one percent of the Pentagon budget every year to keep the lid on in Afghanistan. We hadn't lost a … Continue Reading


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

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