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04.28.24

ICYMI: McConnell on Meet The Press and Face The Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Kristen Welker on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ and Margaret Brennan on CBS’ ‘Face The Nation’. See below for highlights or click here and here for the full interviews. On supporting Ukraine: “I think we need to stick with them. I think it is important to us. Look at all the good things that have happened to us as a result of this. Most of the money is being spent in the US in 38 different states. The Europeans have steppe… Continue Reading


04.24.24

ICYMI: McConnell on America’s Newsroom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino on Fox’s ‘America’s Newsroom’. See below for highlights or click here for the full interview. On the getting aid to Ukraine: “It's actually only .2% of our gross domestic product. So put in that context: it is not a lot of money for us, but it is very significant step for them, because it gives them the more sophisticated weapons they need to hold the Russians at bay and we’re optimistic these people wan… Continue Reading


04.20.24

McConnell Statement on National Security Supplemental Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding House passage of the national security supplemental: “The national security of the United States depends on the willingness of its leaders to build, sustain, and exercise hard power. Two months ago, after extensive debate, the Senate resolved to equip America and our friends to meet a moment of grave, coordinated challenges. “Today, the House of Representatives finally advan… Continue Reading


03.29.24

Joint Statement On One Year Anniversary Of Evan Gershkovich’s Captivity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Speaker Johnson, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, and Leader Jeffries released the following statement: “Evan Gershkovich, an American citizen and reporter for The Wall Street Journal, has now spent a year wrongfully detained by Putin’s government. We continue to condemn his baseless arrest, fabricated charges, and unjust imprisonment. “Forty-five years ago, Evan’s parents, Ella and Mikhail Gershkovich, found refuge in the United States after fleeing the Soviet Union. Today… Continue Reading


02.26.24

McConnell Statement On Sweden’s Accession To NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on Hungary’s approval of Sweden’s accession to NATO: “Strengthening the North Atlantic Treaty Organization means strengthening U.S. national security and the collective security of the West. Today, Hungary’s near-unanimous ratification of Sweden’s accession brings another capable and committed ally to the doorstep of the most successful military alliance in human history. “Sweden’s commitment… Continue Reading


02.13.24

McConnell Statement On Passage Of National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the passage of supplemental national security legislation: “The Senate understands the responsibilities of America’s national security and will not neglect them. “For three years, a policy of hesitation, short-sightedness, and self-deterrence led the world to wonder whether the United States still has the resolve to face growing, coordinated threats. “Today, we faced a clear test of that … Continue Reading


10.22.23

ICYMI: McConnell on Fox News Sunday and Face The Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Shannon Bream on Fox’s ‘Fox News Sunday’ and Margaret Brennan on CBS’ ‘Face The Nation’. See below for highlights or click here and here for the full interviews. On President Biden’s supplemental request: “We're going to take a good hard look at it and I and most of my members believe we need something credible on the border, as well. I mean, if we're going to challenge accepting financial responsibility to helping … Continue Reading


10.20.23

McConnell: Senate Must Work Quickly To Address Threats At Home And Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the President’s supplemental request: “Above and beyond the demands of our work on full-year appropriations, a number of serious challenges to U.S. national security require the Senate’s urgent attention. “The United States and our allies face an increasingly coordinated challenge from powerful adversaries who seek to weaken us by destroying Israel, rewriting the map of Europe, and putting… Continue Reading


10.09.23

McConnell in The Wall Street Journal: Four Steps for the U.S. to Help Israel

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) authored the following op-ed that appeared today in The Wall Street Journal. Click here to read online or see below: As hundreds of Iranian-backed terrorists stormed into Israel on Saturday to butcher children and elders, kidnap Israeli civilians, and parade the naked bodies of the women they murdered through the streets of Gaza, many of their fellow Palestinians and supporters around the world cheered. The world has once a… Continue Reading


09.21.23

McConnell Welcomes President Volodymyr Zelensky Of Ukraine

Download the photo here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today after meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine:  “This morning I was proud to welcome President Zelensky to the Capitol. And I was glad our colleagues had an opportunity to hear from him firsthand and ask questions about the state of Ukraine’s counteroffensive. “At the risk of repeating myself, American support for Ukraine is not charity. It’s an in… Continue Reading


04.07.23

Schumer, McConnell Joint Statement Regarding The Wrongful Detainment Of WSJ Reporter Evan Gershkovich

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding Evan Gershkovich: "We strongly condemn the wrongful detention of U.S. citizen and Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, and demand the immediate release of this internationally known and respected independent journalist. "Mr. Gershkovich was accredited by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work as a journalist in Russ… Continue Reading


02.24.23

McConnell on One-Year Anniversary of Ukraine Escalation

HELSINKI, FINLAND - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the one-year anniversary of Russia's escalation in Ukraine: "The innocent people of Ukraine have suffered devastating violence and destruction at the hands of Vladimir Putin and his war machine for years. The bloody full-scale escalation that he began one year ago with zero justification is just the latest chapter. The brave and free men and women of Ukraine and their elected … Continue Reading


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

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