Remarks

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


09.22.20

Democrats’ Threats Against Our Institutions Predate This Vacancy By More Than A Year

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: "I explained yesterday how moving ahead with a vote on the forthcoming Supreme Court nomination will be consistent with history and precedent. "When an election-year nomination to fill an election-year vacancy occurs in divided government, with a Senate and a President of different parties, the historical norm is that such nominations a… Continue Reading


09.21.20

McConnell: “President Trump’s Nominee for this Vacancy will Receive a Vote on the Floor of the Senate”

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's nominee for this vacancy will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate. "Now, already, some of the same individuals who tried every conceivable dirty trick to obstruct Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh are lining up to proclaim the third time will be the charm. "The American people are about to witness an a… Continue Reading


09.21.20

McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Our nation is mourning the end of an exceptional American life. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg meant so much to our country. "First and foremost, she was a brilliant, generational legal mind who climbed past one obstacle after another to summit the very pinnacle of her profession. "Justice Ginsburg was a fixture on … Continue Reading


09.17.20

McConnell on Election Security: Real Threats Persist, But We Aren’t ‘Flat-Footed’ Any Longer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: "Our Democratic colleagues have sought to spend this week discussing election security. "Well, really, they have sought to discuss anything besides pandemic relief, since their leaders are still blocking bipartisan negotiations that could get a result. So our friends across the aisle have tried to change the subject to election security, o… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Huge Decline in Teen Vaping Follows McConnell Legislation Raising Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Tobacco-Free Youth Act: "A few days ago, the country got something that's been in too-short supply in 2020: Some great news. "Specifically, great news on the subject of public health. "According to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey administered by the FDA and the CDC, the number of American youth using e-cigarettes has dropped by 1.8 million since… Continue Reading


09.16.20

McConnell: Senate Confirming More Impressive Judges Despite Historic Democratic Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the war on institutions, the filibuster, and judicial confirmations: "Republican Senators, like working families across the country, had hoped the Senate would be spending this week completing more bipartisan pandemic relief. "We proposed another package with hundreds of billions of dollars to make schools safer for kids, to help American workers keep or reg… Continue Reading


09.15.20

McConnell: No Contradiction Between Rejecting Racism and Supporting the Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law enforcement: "For months now, it has been clear to basically every reasonable American that our country can and must hold two sets of true statements in our minds at the same time. "Number one: Our country has unfinished work to ensure that policing is fair to everyone and that Black Americans do not feel unfairly treated or targeted by law enforcement. … Continue Reading

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