McConnell Remembers Kate O’Beirne

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor mourning the passing of Kate O'Beirne:


Over the weekend we lost one of conservatism’s most insightful journalists with the passing of Kate O’Beirne.

Kate was long a leading voice for conservative principles, and she served as a mentor to so many along the way.

In a town full of class presidents and big shots, Kate never hesitated to help someone who was new to Washington or down on their luck.

She was fiercely devoted to her country, to her faith, and to her family — including her husband Jim, her two sons Phil and John, her sisters, and her grandchildren. And beyond her immediate family, Kate helped foster a family at National Review with her wit, warmth, and compassion. 

As her family, friends, and many others across the nation mourn her loss today, we wish them comfort in this trying time.

As anyone who knew Kate can attest, her impact will not soon be forgotten.

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