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05.14.22

Leader McConnell and Senators Collins, Cornyn, and Barrasso Meet President Zelenskyy in Kyiv

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement: "Senators Collins, Cornyn, and Barrasso and I just left Ukraine. It was an honor to meet with President Zelenskyy and his senior advisors and to stand in solidarity with the heroic people of Ukraine. "It was inspiring to visit the historic capital of a beautiful country that has been forced to fight for its own survival. We saw firsthand the courage, unity, and resolve of the Ukrainian people. The Ukrainians… Continue Reading


03.20.22

ICYMI: McConnell on ‘Face the Nation’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Margaret Brennan this morning on CBS' Face The Nation. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for the highlights: On Support for Ukraine: "We've given [The Biden Administration] plenty of money. I think [President Biden] needs to step up his game. He has generally done the right thing but never soon enough. "Let's take a look at what has happened here. The Ukrainians have killed more Russians in thre… Continue Reading


03.17.22

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… Continue Reading


03.01.22

ICYMI: McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Martha MacCallum this afternoon on Fox News' The Story with Martha MacCallum. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On the Russia-Ukraine War: "I think the Ukrainians are inspiring us all and particularly their dynamic and outstanding president Zelensky. He's so brave. It's literally rallying the rest of the world behind him. Who would have ever thought you'd see demonstrations in the… Continue Reading


02.22.22

McConnell on Putin Invading Ukraine: “The World Is Watching” for America’s Response

LEXINGTON, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this morning regarding Putin's invasion of Ukraine: Through his rhetoric and actions, Vladimir Putin has turned his back on the Minsk process and diplomacy in favor of escalation and invasion of a sovereign country. Every indication suggests these actions will almost certainly be used as a prelude to even further aggression and an even larger invasion. If that occurs, many Ukrainians could die. … Continue Reading


02.03.22

“It’s Not Too Late” For Democrats to Increase Pressure on Iran and Respond Forcefully

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "This week, two of America's closest partners in the Middle East made history. The United Arab Emirates welcomed a President of Israel for the first time, laying another diplomatic stone on the foundation of the Abraham Accords. "But within mere hours of President Herzog's historic arrival, we were reminded of the dangers that an increasingly violent… Continue Reading


08.18.20

McConnell on Intelligence Committee’s Investigation: Our Adversaries Want to Undermine Our System of Government

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election: "Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the fifth and final chapter of its major investigation into Russian interference in our 2016 election. "For three years, our colleagues on the Committee have conducted this crucial work in the serious, thorough, a… Continue Reading


10.14.19

McConnell: We Must Avoid Strategic Calamity in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the situation in Syria: "I am gravely concerned by recent events in Syria and by our nation's apparent response thus far. "Turkey is our NATO ally and has legitimate security concerns stemming from the conflict in Syria. But Turkey's offensive against our Syrian Kurdish partners is jeopardizing years of hard-won progress in the fight against ISIS. "For years, the United States and ou… Continue Reading


09.26.19

McConnell Provisions on Russia and Hong Kong Included in Appropriations Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee passed legislation including his amendments to counter malign Russian influence and to promote democracy in Hong Kong: "I'm proud that my amendments to increase funding for the Countering Russian Influence Fund and to defend autonomy and expand democracy promotion in Hong Kong were included in legislation the Appropriations Committee advanced today. O… Continue Reading


09.12.19

McConnell Welcomes More U.S. Assistance for Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's decision to provide U.S. assistance to Ukraine: "I welcome the administration's decision to release funds appropriated by Congress to help Ukraine reform and strengthen its defense capabilities, defend its sovereignty, counter Russian aggression, and advance the cause of political and economic reforms to cement that country's positive democratic trajectory. "I cri… Continue Reading


05.10.19

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Hannity’ with Sean Hannity

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "Hannity" with Sean Hannity last night to discuss his final thoughts on Special Counsel Mueller's report and other key goals and accomplishments in the Senate. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the conclusion of the Mueller investigation: "I think the good news is that Chairman Burr has already indicated that the committee will find no collusion, because that will … Continue Reading


05.07.19

McConnell on ‘The Story’ with Martha MacCallum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "The Story" with Martha MacCallum today to discuss his final thoughts on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report and the GOP's battle against the Democrats' socialist agenda in the Senate. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the conclusion of the Mueller investigation: "I think we ought to put it to rest. Mueller spent two years on this. He interviewed hundreds of… Continue Reading


03.24.19

Special Counsel Confirms No Collusion Between Trump Campaign and Russia

LOUISVILLE, KY - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's letter from Attorney General Barr to Congress on Special Counsel Mueller's report: "I thank the Attorney General for promptly advising the Congress of the Special Counsel's principal conclusions in this matter, consistent with his Friday letter to the Congress. "The Special Counsel's conclusions confirm the President's account that there was no effort by his campaign to conspire or… Continue Reading


03.22.19

McConnell Statement on Attorney General Barr’s Announcement on Special Counsel Mueller’s Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's announcement from Attorney General Barr on Special Counsel Mueller's report: "I welcome the announcement that the Special Counsel has finally completed his investigation into Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 elections. Many Republicans have long believed that Russia poses a significant threat to American interests. I hope the Special Counsel's report will help inform and … Continue Reading


09.12.18

McConnell Applauds Trump Administration Action To Help Prevent Foreign Interference in Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the President Trump's executive order to sanction countries that meddle in U.S. elections: "Russian malign behavior against the United States and other democracies will not cease until President Putin and his regime suffer unacceptable consequences for Russian aggression. Russian interference in our 2016 elections represented a failure of foreign policy. Following Russian cyber-att… Continue Reading


07.19.18

Senate Continues Efforts on Election Security, Measures to Prevent Future Election Meddling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after meeting last night with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN): "The Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities in the 2016 elections makes clear that President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at undermining public faith in our democratic process. As part of Congress' ongoing e… Continue Reading


10.01.15

McConnell to Senate Democrats: Don’t Block Funding for America’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Democrats to support the national defense authorization bill and funding for Veterans Affairs: "With each passing day the American people are reminded of the peril attached to the Obama Administration's inflexible determination to conduct American foreign policy based on campaign promises made in 2008. "These goals - unilaterally withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan based on fi… Continue Reading

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