Remarks

10.24.20

McConnell Deconstructs Democrats’ Misstatements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "Yesterday, the Senate took the first step toward concluding our consideration of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court. "The judge is one of the most brilliant, admired, and impressive nominees for any public office in a generation. "Tomorrow, we will vote on advancing her nomination toward a final confirmation … Continue Reading


10.23.20

Democrats Have Driven the Politicization of Judicial Confirmations at Every Turn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Colleagues, my first experience with Supreme Court confirmations here in the Senate, I was a young staffer for a junior member of the Judiciary Committee. "That was also the same time I met a young guy named Lamar Alexander who had just left the Senate to go down to the White House to work in congressional affairs. "So I've had an opport… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Democrats Repeating Basic Falsehoods to Justify Court-Packing Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "This morning, the Judiciary Committee reported the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the floor. Their recommendation was that she be confirmed. It was unanimous. "As one CNN journalist stated last week, quote, 'let's be honest, in another [political] age... Judge Amy Coney Barrett would be getting 70 votes or more in the U.S.… Continue Reading


10.22.20

McConnell on Election Security: “We Have Spent the Last Four Years Gearing Up For This”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: "Yesterday evening, the Directors of National Intelligence and the FBI updated the public on foreign efforts to influence our election and our government's work to prevent them. They announced that Iran and Russia exploited voter information to send misleading e-mails. "This is just another reminder that multiple different adversaries with… Continue Reading


10.21.20

McConnell Before Senate Vote on More COVID-19 Relief: “The Country Needs an Outcome”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Today, the Senate will have the opportunity to advance another COVID-19 relief package for American families. "For more than seven months now, the American people have been facing what one writer described as a health crisis with an economic crisis strapped to its back. "The Senate has stepped up repeatedly, on a bipartisan basis, to help … Continue Reading


10.20.20

McConnell: Second Round of the Job-Saving Paycheck Protection Program Should Be a Bipartisan Slam Dunk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 and the Paycheck Protection Program: "Quote: 'It would have been really hard for us to get through without it.' That was the co-owner of Apollo Pizza, which has a handful of locations throughout Kentucky. "Quote: 'It touches my heart just knowing that I can bring folks back and gainfully employ people who need to work.' That was a restaurateur in Fa… Continue Reading


10.19.20

McConnell: Senate Will Vote to Move Past “All-or-Nothing Obstruction” on COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "This week, the Senate will vote on more coronavirus relief that Congress could deliver to American families right now. "Month after month, Speaker Pelosi has held up urgent assistance for workers, families, schools, and our healthcare system. Month after month, she has refused to set aside non-COVID-related demands and far-left policy rider… Continue Reading


10.19.20

McConnell Applauds Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Qualifications

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the entire country heard from one of the most impressive nominees for any public office in a long time. "Judge Amy Coney Barrett demonstrated that she has the deep legal expertise, dispassionate judicial temperament, and sheer intellectual horsepower that the American people deserve to h… Continue Reading


10.05.20

McConnell: Transparent “Stalling Tactics” Won’t Block Judge Barrett’s Hearings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19, the Senate schedule, and the Supreme Court: "The Senate has spent the last few days like all Americans have: Praying for quick healing and a smooth recovery for President Trump and the First Lady following their positive COVID-19 tests. "I spoke to the President by phone twice this past weekend. Both times, his spirits were high. Both times, we tal… Continue Reading


10.01.20

McConnell on Growing Threats of Religious Discrimination: “It’s Not Just This One Nominee”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett and religious freedom: "Like I said - much of the script [against Judge Barrett] has been predictable. "But I'll tell you one thing I did not predict. "I honestly did not expect the Democratic Leader to come to the Senate floor and say that concerns about anti-religious discrimination are, quote, 'manufactured hysterics.' I did not … Continue Reading


10.01.20

McConnell Debunks Democrats’ False Attacks on Judge Barrett and Ahistorical Demands for Recusal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett and religious freedom: "At this time last week, the nation did not know whom President Trump would be nominating to the Supreme Court. "But amazingly, we did know what kinds of false attacks the far left would deploy against whoever it was. "Democrats and special interests have been telling the country for 45 years that every Supreme… Continue Reading


09.30.20

McConnell on Democrats Blocking COVID-19 Relief: “The American People are Still Hurting”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "If Senate Democrats were half as concerned as they say about American families' healthcare, they would not have filibustered a multi-hundred-billion-dollar proposal for more coronavirus relief just a few weeks ago. "A Senate minority that was focused on Americans' health would have let us fund more tests, treatments, and vaccine development… Continue Reading


09.30.20

McConnell Praises Judge Barrett and Denounces Attacks on Judicial Independence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: "This week, the Senators who are sitting down with Judge Amy Coney Barrett are meeting an incredibly impressive jurist and highly qualified nominee. "They're hearing from the professor whom former colleagues call, quote, 'mind-blowingly intelligent,' 'one of… Continue Reading


09.29.20

McConnell: Dishonest Attacks on Judge Barrett Only Prove Why Judges Like Her Are So Necessary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: "As I predicted last week, the far left is rushing to make this nomination about anything but Judge Barrett's qualifications. "The instant she was announced, they started with the same unhinged attacks they have recycled for every Supreme Court nomination by… Continue Reading


09.29.20

McConnell on Judge Amy Coney Barrett: “This Nominee Could Not be More Fully Qualified to Serve on the Supreme Court”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: "On Saturday evening, President Trump announced his nominee for the Supreme Court: Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. "I had the opportunity to meet with Judge Barrett earlier today. I left our discussion even more … Continue Reading


09.24.20

“Every Single Time”: Far Left Attacks on Nominees Have Not Changed in 45 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: "President Trump has stated he will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court the day after tomorrow. "We do not yet know which legal all-star from his list he will nominate. "But strangely enough, we already do know exactly what the far left will start shouting the instant she or he is introduced. "Isn't that a little curious, w… Continue Reading


09.24.20

McConnell Statement on Breonna Taylor & Overnight Violence in Louisville

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protests in Louisville: "I've spoken repeatedly in recent months about the tragic killing of Breonna Taylor in my hometown of Louisville, the need for justice, and the healing work ahead for our community. "Kentucky's Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, conducted exactly the kind of thorough, impartial investigation that justice demands. Yesterday, that chapte… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Senate Republicans Secure Crucial Help for Farmers that House Democrats had Left Behind

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Yesterday, the House passed a government funding resolution on a bipartisan basis. It will now make its way through the Senate. "A few days ago, when House Democrats released their first draft, Republicans immediately spoke out about a huge omission. It intentionally neglected the needs of farm country and rural America. They tried to us… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Leader Schumer’s Decades-Long History of Politicizing Judicial Confirmations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate history and judicial nominations: "I've already talked a lot about history this week. But before we shift focus to President Trump's nominee, we need to review Senate history one more time. "As we await the hurricane of misrepresentations and bad-faith attacks that seem almost guaranteed to pour out, we need to understand, in clear terms, why our coll… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Schumer “Temper Tantrum” Halted Bipartisan Work on National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Minority Leader Schumer: "Two days ago, the Democratic Leader threatened that if the Senate majority dares to play by the rules and behave like a Senate majority, it would mean 'the end of this supposedly great deliberative body.' "Yesterday, we learned what he meant. We saw important Senate business hurt by what amounted to a temper tantrum. "For some reas… Continue Reading

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