McConnell Grateful for Support of Colleagues and American People
‘I know I speak for every Republican Senator in expressing gratitude to the American people for entrusting us with this majority.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the 115th Congress:
“This morning our conference came together to select the Republican leadership team for the 115th Congress.
“It’s an honor to have been chosen once again by my colleagues to continue serving as leader.
“I know I speak for every Republican Senator in expressing gratitude to the American people for entrusting us with this majority.
“It’s a great responsibility, and one that we do not take lightly.
“I want to recognize Senator Schumer and the new members of his team as well.
“Leading a party, any party, in the Senate is no easy task. Our colleague from New York has got a tough job ahead of him. But he’s pretty tough too. I send him my congratulations.
“Regardless of party though, one thing is clear: We’ve got work to do and I know each of us is eager to get started.
“That includes Senator-elect Todd Young from Indiana.
“I’ve had the opportunity to spend time with him again this week and congratulate him on his impressive victory.
“It was a hard-fought race and he should be proud of the outstanding campaign he ran.
“Of course my friend Senator Dan Coats leaves behind some pretty big shoes to fill — and I’ll have more to say about that later — but I’m confident Senator-elect Young is up to the task.
“We’re all looking forward to him joining us on this side of the Capitol come January.”
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