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10.21.20

McConnell Condemns Continued Attacks on Judge Barrett’s Religious Faith

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding continued attacks on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's religious faith: "Judge Barrett's hearing last week confirmed beyond any doubt that she is a brilliant scholar and judge who is exceptionally qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. Clear majorities of Americans agree the Senate should confirm this outstanding nominee. "Since the nominee's credentials are unassailable, Democrats an… Continue Reading


10.19.20

McConnell on Media’s Interest in Judge Barrett’s Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the New York Times story on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's children: "The political left and the press should leave Judge Barrett's children alone. The nominee introducing her family in a few sentences of prepared remarks does not give the New York Times license to start treating minor children like objects of public curiosity. "This is a strange pattern for the New York Times. In 20… Continue Reading


10.16.20

McConnell: Proud to Support Judge Barrett’s Confirmation and Proud of this Precedent-Backed Process

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: "The Judiciary Committee and the American people just heard from one of the most impressive nominees for public office that I have ever seen. "Judge Amy Coney Barrett exhibited every bit of the intellectual brilliance, legal expertise, and open-minded judicial temperament t… Continue Reading


10.14.20

McConnell on “Court-Packing” Threats: Democrats Abuse Language to Set Up Abuse of Power

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Democrats' continuing threats to pack the Supreme Court: "It is bizarre to watch Vice President Biden and other Democrats refuse to give a straight answer on their own party's threats to pack the Supreme Court. But it is even more absurd for them to try to redefine "court-packing" to mean any judicial confirmation that disappoints Democrats. "A prominent philosopher wrote that whe… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Editorial Boards Recognize Judge Barrett As ‘A Highly Capable, Fully Qualified Choice’

Newspaper Editorials Say Judge Amy Coney Barrett 'Has Earned A Reputation For Intelligently Written And Well-Reasoned Opinions And Dissents That Are Guided By The Law,' 'Her Credentials Are Impeccable,' She's 'A Strong Choice' 'With A Compelling Personal Story And An Impressive Understanding Of The Law' THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD: "President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court is a highlight of his Presidency and perhaps a hinge moment for the judiciary… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Continued Attacks on Judge Barrett’s Faith Are A Disgrace

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement Wednesday morning following continued attacks on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's religious faith: The ongoing attacks by Senate Democrats and the media on Judge Barrett's faith are a disgrace. They demean the confirmation process, disrespect the Constitution, and insult millions of American believers. Yesterday, the Guardian claimed it "rais[es] new questions" that Judge Barrett chose faith-centered… Continue Reading


09.26.20

McConnell Applauds President Trump’s Selection of “Exceptionally Impressive” Judge Amy Coney Barrett

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued this statement Saturday following President Trump's announcement regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: "President Trump could not have made a better decision. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. "First, Judge Barrett built a reputation as a brilliant scholar at the forefront of the legal academy. Then she answer… Continue Reading


09.18.20

McConnell Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Senate and the nation mourn the sudden passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life. Justice Ginsburg overcame one personal challenge and professional barrier after another. She climbed from a modest Brooklyn upbringing to a seat on our nation's highest court and into the pages of Americ… Continue Reading


04.14.20

McConnell on ‘Washington Watch’ with Tony Perkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Tony Perkins on his radio show 'Washington Watch' yesterday to discuss confirming the President's well-qualified nominees and the nomination of Judge Justin Walker to the D.C. Circuit Court. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Confirming Well-Qualified Judges: "It's not just how many judges you appoint, but what are they like. And the Trump administration in league with the… Continue Reading


08.29.19

Senate Republicans Send Unified Message Against Democrats’ Court-Packing Threat

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, all 53 Senate Republicans, led by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), sent a letter to the Supreme Court of the United States condemning Democrats' recent threats to pack the Supreme Court. Full text of the letter can be found below and here. "The Democrats' threat to pack the Court if it doesn't rule the way they want is synonymous in American history with the idea of an unprincipled powe… Continue Reading


07.24.19

McConnell on ‘Fox News at Night’ with Shannon Bream

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "Fox News at Night" with Shannon Bream to discuss the budget deal reached between the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi, former Special Counsel Mueller's testimony today, the Democrats' socialist agenda, and reshaping the federal judiciary. See below for highlights or click here to watch. On the Trump Administration-Pelosi budget deal: "We got the number we wanted on defense. There will be no … Continue Reading


06.05.19

McConnell on Fox News Radio’s ‘The Guy Benson Show’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sat down with Fox News Radio's Guy Benson during the inaugural week of "The Guy Benson Show" to discuss reshaping the federal judiciary, fighting socialism on the left, and other upcoming items on the Senate agenda. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On filling a potential Supreme Court vacancy: "They're [Democrats] conveniently cherry picking what I said in 2016. What I pointed out was t… Continue Reading


04.10.19

McConnell on ‘Special Report’ with Bret Baier

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier this evening to discuss the Senate Republican agenda, including the GOP's fight against the Democrats' socialist agenda. See below for highlights or click HERE to watch the full interview. ON "MEDICARE FOR ALL" AND THE DEMOCRATS' SOCIALIST AGENDA: "It ought to be called 'Medicare for None.' Because as the set-up piece pointed out, 180 million Americans would lose their… Continue Reading


10.18.18

McConnell Op-Ed: I’m Proud of Our Vote to Confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote the following op-ed in today's Washington Post regarding Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "Oct. 6, 2018, was a proud day for the U.S. Senate. We fulfilled one of our most critical constitutional duties and confirmed Brett M. Kavanaugh, a stunning legal mind and an exemplary federal judge, as the newest associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. "The stakes are always high when the Senate considers a Supreme Cou… Continue Reading


10.07.18

McConnell on ‘Fox News Sunday’ and CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on 'Fox News Sunday' and CBS' 'Face the Nation.' The following are excerpts from the interviews: On the Senate's Focus on Confirming Judges This Congress "I think the most important thing the Senate is involved in is the personnel business. The House is not in the personnel business and of the various 1,200 appointments who come to us for confirmation, obviously the most important are the lifetime appointments to the c… Continue Reading


09.27.18

McConnell: I Will Proudly Vote to Confirm Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's Judiciary Committee hearing: "I sincerely thank both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh for testifying before the Judiciary Committee today. Both these witnesses were done an immense disservice by my Democratic colleagues, who willfully chose to turn a sensitive allegation into a political and media circus that inflicted considerable pain on Dr. Ford, Judge… Continue Reading


07.26.18

VIDEO: ‘Get A Grip!’

WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate Republican Communications Center released the following video, "Get A Grip," looking at Senate Democrats' overheated rhetoric on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. TRANSCRIPT: SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): "[T]o some of our friends across the aisle who are engaged in this kind of superheated rhetoric, my advice is: get a grip!" (Sen. Cornyn, Floor Remarks, 7/25/2018) SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ): "You are either complicit in the evil, you are either co… Continue Reading


07.13.18

McConnell In Louisville: Judge Kavanaugh is an Absolute All-Star

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) held a press conference this morning to discuss the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The following are excerpts: On Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Brett Kavanaugh, as all of you know, you've looked at his record for the last week or so, is an absolute All-Star: Yale undergraduate, Yale Law School, impeccable credentials. I have been trying to find anybody who has known him over … Continue Reading


07.13.18

McConnell Op-Ed: Far-left Scare Tactics Won't Stop Judge Kavanaugh's Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can found both online and in the Sunday edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer: "President Donald Trump has chosen a superb nominee to serve on the Supreme Court. Through the most transparent and democratic process in recent memory, he has selected a brilliant judge with an outstanding reputation. Now it is the Senate's turn to give Judge Brett Kavanaugh fair and thorough consideration. "Judge Kavanaugh po… Continue Reading


07.09.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "President Trump has made a superb choice. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an impressive nominee who is extremely well qualified to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. "Judge Kavanaugh has sterling academic credentials. He is widely admired for his intellec… Continue Reading

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