Remarks

02.13.20

McConnell’s Final Reflections on Impeachment: It “Should Never Have Come to the Senate Like This”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'It has been one week since the Senate concluded the third presidential trial in American history. Things move quickly in Washington, as always, and so it is natural that our focus is shifting to the many policy subjects where we have more work to do for families across this country. 'But when the Senate acts, we do not only address the particul… Continue Reading


02.12.20

McConnell: War Powers Resolution is “Deeply Flawed on a Number of Levels”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the War Powers Resolution: 'Today the Senate will consider a War Powers Resolution offered by the junior Senator for Virginia. Our colleague's resolution is deeply flawed on a number of levels. 'As I explained yesterday, it is too blunt and too broad. It is also an abuse of the War Powers Act, which was designed to strike a balance between the President's co… Continue Reading


02.12.20

McConnell Celebrates Army’s Selection of Fort Knox as New Corps HQ

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Army selecting Fort Knox for the new corps headquarters: 'Yesterday, the United States Army and the Commonwealth of Kentucky both received some great news. 'Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Army Chief of Staff General James McConville announced that Fort Knox will be the headquarters for the new Army corps. They stopped by my office last night to … Continue Reading


02.11.20

McConnell Speaks in Opposition to War Powers Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the War Powers Resolution: 'This week, we expect the Senate will take up a War Powers Resolution by the junior Senator from Virginia that would severely limit the U.S. military's operational flexibility to defend itself against threats posed by Iran. 'I will strongly oppose our colleague's effort and urge the Senate to defeat it. First, let's discuss what p… Continue Reading


02.11.20

McConnell: “The Senate Can Now Get Back to the Business of the American People”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: 'With the impeachment trial behind us, the Senate can now get back to the business of the American people. 'As the President laid out in his bold speech last Tuesday, the state of our union is strong. Over the past three years, a combination of major Republican policy victories and important bipartisan achievements have helped create an … Continue Reading


02.05.20

This War on Our Institutions Must End

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial: 'The United States Senate was made for moments like this. 'The Framers predicted that factional fever might dominate House majorities from time to time. They knew the country would need a firewall to keep partisan flames from scorching our Republic. 'So they created the Senate. Out of "necessity," James Madison wrote, "of some … Continue Reading


02.04.20

McConnell on End of Impeachment Trial: “The Senate Must Do What We Were Created To Do”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial: 'These past weeks, the Senate has grappled with as grave a subject as we ever consider: A request from a majority in the House of Representatives to remove the president. 'The Framers took impeachment extremely seriously. But they harbored no illusions that these trials would always begin for the right reasons. Alexander Hamilto… Continue Reading


01.21.20

McConnell Speaks on Organizing Resolution Ahead of Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial: 'Last Thursday, the United States Senate crossed one of the gravest thresholds that exists in our system of government. We began just the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. 'This is a unique responsibility which the framers of our Constitution knew that the Senate - and only the Senate - could handle. 'Ou… Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell Celebrates Passage of Landmark Trade Deal and Legislation to Fight Illegal Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative business: 'The Senate has remained in session this afternoon following the first meeting of our impeachment trial. 'History will not only remember today for the first steps of the trial. Today was a day of tremendous bipartisan legislative accomplishment for the American people. 'The Senate passed the USMCA, President Trump's historic new trade… Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell Celebrates Upcoming Senate Passage of USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding USMCA: 'Before we turn to the trial in earnest, the Senate has one more major accomplishment to deliver to the American people. 'Yesterday we began floor consideration of the most significant update to North American trade policy in nearly 30 years. And in just a couple of hours, we're going to pass the USMCA and send it to President Trump for his signature.… Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell on Impeachment: The “Transparently Partisan” House Process Is Over; “The Senate’s Time Is At Hand”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'It took four weeks. But the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is finally ready to defend their impeachment of the President of the United States. 'After weeks of delay, the Speaker of the House decided yesterday that a trial could finally go forward. She signed the impeachment papers. 'That took place, at a table with a polit… Continue Reading


01.15.20

McConnell Updates Colleagues on Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'For the information of all senators: 'A few minutes ago, the Senate was notified that the House of Representatives is finally ready to proceed with their articles of impeachment. So, by unanimous consent, we've just laid some of the groundwork that will structure the next several days. We have officially invited the House managers to come… Continue Reading


01.15.20

USMCA Will Be “A Major Win for Kentucky and All 50 States”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding USMCA: 'Before the Senate shifts fully into the trial, we hope to complete an enormous accomplishment for this administration and, most importantly, for American families. 'It's now been more than a year since President Trump hammered out the USMCA with the governments of Mexico and Canada. 'These two neighbors buy more than $500 billion in American goods … Continue Reading


01.15.20

McConnell: Democrats' Impeachment Has Been "Purely Political" From The Beginning

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'Today, it appears the House Democrat majority will finally stand behind their decision to impeach the President of the United States. Last year, the House of Representatives rushed through the least thorough and most unfair impeachment inquiry in American history. They took just 12 weeks. 'There was more than a year of hearings before the impea… Continue Reading


01.14.20

McConnell: Senate Should Not Tie Military’s Hands Over Political Divisions At Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: 'Every day brings more repudiation of the conventional wisdom of the Democrat foreign policy establishment, breathlessly amplified by the mainstream media, that the strike on Qassem Soleimani would unite Iranians behind the regime. 'Proud Iranians continue to take to the streets - not to rage against America or Israel - but to vent their frustration ag… Continue Reading


01.14.20

McConnell: Impeachment is Not a Political Game

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'Tomorrow will be four weeks since House Democrats impeached the president of the United States with purely partisan support. 'Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Schiff did not wait to fill out the factual record. They did not even wait to see their own subpoenas through the legal system. They plowed ahead for two reasons: They said impeachment was too… Continue Reading


01.13.20

McConnell: House Democrats Concede the Weakness of Their Impeachment by Asking Senate to Redo Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'On Friday, Speaker Pelosi signaled she may finally wind down her one-woman blockade of a fair and timely impeachment trial. 'It's certainly been revealing to see House Democrats first claim that impeachment was so urgent that they could not even wait to fill out the factual record… and then subsequently delay it for weeks. 'I'm glad the… Continue Reading


01.13.20

McConnell Speaks on ‘Brave’ Middle East Protestors Challenging the Iranian Regime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: 'It's been 10 days since the United States removed Iran's chief terrorist Qassim Soleimani from the battlefield. And it's been 5 days since the brutal violence, recklessness, and failed governance that defines the Iranian regime was put on full display with their shoot-down of a Ukrainian civilian airliner and the deaths of all 176 souls on board. 'Aft… Continue Reading


01.09.20

While House Democrats’ Games Hurt the Country, Senate Will Focus on the People’s Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'First this morning, I want to associate myself with a statement made yesterday by one of our distinguished colleagues about the House Democrats treating impeachment like a political toy. 'Here's what the senator said: "If it's serious and urgent, send them over. If it isn't, don't." 'That was our Democratic colleague the senior senator from C… Continue Reading


01.08.20

McConnell: The Senate “Will Not Cede Our Authority” on Impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'Now, I do need to say a few words about the other serious matter occupying the Congress. 'Late last year, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats sped through a slapdash impeachment of President Trump in 12 weeks. Because, they insisted, the need to undo the 2016 election was urgent. Urgent, they said. 'Since then, the same people have spent three … Continue Reading

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