Remarks

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


01.08.20

McConnell: “We Must Remain Vigilant in the Face of the Serious Threat Posed by Tehran”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: 'I had planned to discuss the corrosive political games that the Speaker of the House continues to play with the solemn issue of presidential impeachment. 'But the deadly serious events of yesterday evening threw those political squabbles into the starkest possible relief. 'I was troubled but not surprised by reports that Iran fired ballistic missiles… Continue Reading


01.07.20

House Democrats’ Partisan Games Ignore Framers’ Warnings 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: 'Every day that House Democrats refuse to stand behind their historically partisan impeachment deepens the embarrassment for the leaders who chose to take our nation down this road. 'You can't say we didn't warn them. You can't even say they didn't warn themselves. It was less than one year ago that Speaker Pelosi said "impeachment is so divisiv… Continue Reading


01.07.20

McConnell: “The Threat Iran Poses Is Not New”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: 'I spoke yesterday about President Trump's decision to remove the chief architect of Tehran's terrorism from the battlefield. And I discussed the Senate's obligation to approach this in a manner that is serious, sober, and factual. 'It is right for senators to want to learn more about the president's major decision. Once again, I encourage all our coll… Continue Reading


01.06.20

McConnell: House Democrats Continue to Play Political Games With Their Partisan 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 meanwhile, at this dangerous time, House Democrats continue to play political games with their partisan impeachment of the commander-in-chief. 'Last year, House Democrats conducted the least thorough, most rushed, most unfair impeachment inquiry in history. 'For weeks, Democrats said they could not wait for due process, could not conduct … Continue Reading


01.06.20

McConnell on Ongoing Threat from Iran: “We Are All Americans First and We Are All In This Together”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: 'As the Senate convenes this afternoon, we find our nation facing two grave and serious choices. One concerns our unity at home and the future of our Constitution; the other involves our strength abroad and the security of our homeland. 'Both situations demand serious, sober treatment from Congress. Both require that we put enduring national interests … Continue Reading


01.03.20

McConnell Speaks on Senate’s Role in 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: 'Of course, we also anticipate that another, totally different, very serious item will be heading the Senate's way soon as well. 'The Senate will soon have to address some of the deepest institutional questions contemplated by our Constitution. We'll have to decide whether we are going to safeguard core governing traditions or let short-term p… Continue Reading


01.03.20

McConnell Speaks on the Death of Terrorist Leader Qassem Soleimani

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding world events: 'This morning, Iran's master terrorist is dead. 'The architect and chief engineer for the world's most active state sponsor of terrorism has been removed from the battlefield at the hand of the United States military. 'No man alive was more directly responsible for the deaths of more American servicemembers than Qassem Soleimani, the leader of… Continue Reading


12.19.19

McConnell Updates Senate on Impeachment Procedure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment procedure: 'For the information of all our colleagues… 'Earlier this afternoon, my friend the Democratic Leader and I had a cordial conversation. We discussed potential paths forward following the House Democrats' precedent-breaking impeachment of President Trump. 'Our conversation was cordial. But my friend from New York continues to ins… Continue Reading


12.19.19

McConnell Remarks on House Democrats’ Impeachment of President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' impeachment vote: 'Last night House Democrats finally did what they decided to do long ago: They voted to impeach President Trump. 'Over the last 12 weeks, House Democrats have conducted the most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history. 'Now their slapdash process has concluded in the first purely part… Continue Reading


12.18.19

McConnell: Government Funding Legislation Has Big Wins 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 legislative priorities: 'In the meantime, the Senate is busy completing the legislation that our country needs. 'Yesterday, the Senate passed the NDAA conference report and put it on President Trump's desk. Thanks to the diligence of Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Reed, this critical legislation to support our armed forces will become law for a 59th con… Continue Reading


12.18.19

McConnell: Potential Senate Trial Should Follow Unanimous Bipartisan Precedent from 1999

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'All eyes today are on the House of Representatives. 'The country is waiting to see whether these House Democrats will give in to the temptation that every other House in modern history has managed to resist, and misuse the solemn process of impeachment to blow off partisan steam. 'I'll have more to say on this subject if House Democrats do pro… Continue Reading


12.17.19

McConnell Celebrates Bipartisan NDAA & Bicameral Progress on Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'There remains a great deal of outstanding legislation the Senate must complete for the American people before we adjourn for the holidays. 'I was glad to see yesterday's overwhelming bipartisan vote to advance the conference report to the 59th consecutive National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate voted to move this critical legi… Continue Reading


12.17.19

McConnell on Impeachment Procedures: The Senate’s Duty Is To Conduct a Trial, Not Re-Do House Democrats’ Homework For Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'All signs seem to suggest that later this week, House Democrats are finally going to do what many of them have been foreshadowing for three years now and impeach President Trump. 'It appears that the most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history is about to wind down after just 12 weeks and that its slapdash… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Democrats Cannot Let Impeachment Crowd Out Basic Governing Duties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'As I said, the Democrats' fixation with impeachment has pushed crucial governing priorities into the 11th hour. 'Just yesterday, after months of delays and hostage-taking, House Democrats finally approved an NDAA conference report. Next week the Senate will pass it and send this overdue legislation to President Trump's desk. But of c… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Senate Continues to Confirm President Trump’s Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: 'I've spoken at length about the serious impact that Democrats' impeachment obsession has had on months worth of important legislative priorities. 'For months, Republicans have been calling for bipartisan solutions to the NDAA, to the appropriations process, and more. But only in the last couple of days, here in mid-December, have our Democratic… Continue Reading

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