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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


06.29.18

McConnell on Fox News: Senate Can Act on SCOTUS Nomination by Early Fall

On the confirmation process for the president's Supreme Court nominee: "We expect to get a nomination from the president rather soon. And we should be able to work our way through the confirmation process sometime before early fall. Hopefully in time for the new justice to begin the fall term of the Supreme Court… the first Monday in October." "We're hoping there will be some Democratic support. Remember that Justice Gorsuch got at least three Senate Democrats who supported his confirm… Continue Reading


05.09.18

McConnell on ‘The Daily Briefing’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on Fox News' 'The Daily Briefing' with Dana Perino: On North Korea "We have watched administrations of both parties not be able to achieve what we have all hoped for in North Korea-- that is a peninsula without nuclear weapons. So, this is as close as we have ever come. I think everybody is a little bit cautious when dealing with the North Koreans for the obvious reasons. This is quite significant we have gotten th… Continue Reading


04.02.17

McConnell on Fox News Sunday and NBC’s Meet the Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on Fox News Sunday and NBC's Meet the Press this morning. The following are excerpts from his interviews: Fox News Sunday McConnell on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch "I think it is noteworthy that no Supreme Court justice has ever in the history of our country been stopped by a partisan filibuster- ever. "Judge Gorsuch deserves to be confirmed. [He is] unanimously well-qualified [as described] by the Americ… Continue Reading


02.06.17

McConnell Op-Ed: Give Neil Gorsuch an Up-Or-Down Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is an op-ed in Politico Magazine by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) regarding President Trump's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Judge Neil Gorsuch is an exceptional nominee for the Supreme Court. He's recognized by people on both sides of the aisle as an accomplished, principled and fair jurist. When he was nominated to his current seat on the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2006, no one cast… Continue Reading


02.05.17

Leader McConnell on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on CNN's 'State of the Union' this morning. The following are excerpts from his interview: On Judge Neil Gorsuch as President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee "[T]he president has picked an incredibly well-qualified individual. The search was handled extremely well. I want to commend the administration for that. He picked an outstanding nominee who's got a sterling background and outstanding accomplishments at every p… Continue Reading


02.01.17

McConnell Op-Ed: Democrats, Ditch the Apocalyptic Rhetoric on Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is an op-ed in the Washington Post by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) regarding President Trump's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "The president made an outstanding choice with his nomination Tuesday of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia's passing was a significant loss for the court and for our country. Gorsuch's impressive background and long record of service, however, gi… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "The president made an outstanding decision in his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He has an impressive background and a long record of faithfully applying the law and the Constitution. Judge Gorsuch understands the invaluable contribution… Continue Reading


01.29.17

Leader McConnell on ABC’s ‘This Week’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on ABC's 'This Week' this morning. The following are excerpts from his interview: McConnell on President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration "…to the extent they're trying to improve the vetting process, I think that's in order. [W]e also need to remember that some of our best allies in the war against Islamic terrorism are Muslims." McConnell on President Trump's Upcoming Nomination to the Supreme Cou… Continue Reading


01.22.17

Leader McConnell on ‘Fox News Sunday’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning. The following are excerpts from his interview: McConnell on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare "We are working in connection with the administration to have an orderly process of repealing Obamacare and replacing it. So let me talk a minute about the status quo. What did Bill Clinton say about Obamacare last year? He said 'it's the craziest thing you've ever seen.' Eight out of 10 Ame… Continue Reading


11.10.16

McConnell: ‘Change the Course for America’

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about Donald Trump's presidential victory, Republicans remaining in the majority in the Senate, and other issues at a press conference today. The following are excerpts from the press conference: ON PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP: "I want to particularly congratulate President-elect Trump. I think we can all agree this is a stunning election. And, clearly an indication, the American people would like to try something new and I kno… Continue Reading


04.04.16

Senators File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case Challenging Obama Administration’s Immigration Executive Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) led a group of 43 Senate Republicans today in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of a challenge by a majority of the nation's governors and attorneys general of the states, led by the State of Texas, to the Obama Administration's November 2014 executive actions on immigration. The Supreme Court took up this case (United States of America vs. State of Texas) after the U.S. Court of Appeals for… Continue Reading


03.21.16

McConnell On SCOTUS Vacancy

LOUISVILLE, KY - The following are excerpts from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interviews this morning: FOX News SundayI can't imagine that a Republican majority in the United States Senate would want to confirm in a lame duck session a nominee opposed by the National Rifle Association, the National Federation of Independent Business that represents small businesses-that have never taken a position on the Supreme Court appointment before-they're opposed to this guy. I can't imagine th… Continue Reading


02.25.16

McConnell, Grassley Statement on Meeting with President Next Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley, released the following statement today regarding their upcoming meeting with the President: "On Tuesday we will meet with the President at the White House. We look forward to reiterating to him directly that the American people will be heard and the next Supreme Court justice will be determined once the elections are complete and the next President has been sworn i… Continue Reading

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