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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


07.02.20

McConnell Sounds Alarm on Democrats’ Threats to Governing Institutions

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: "Before I discuss the legislation before the Senate, I need to spend a moment on something broader. "Our country needs to confront the Democratic Party's willingness to threaten our governing institutions themselves. "Earlier this year, as the Senate disposed of the least fair, least thorough, and most rushed impeachment in modern h… Continue Reading


05.06.20

McConnell on Judge Walker: A Generational Legal Mind

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 Justin Walker of Kentucky to serve on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: "This morning our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee are examining the qualifications of Judge Justin Walker. Judge Walker is a fellow Kentuckian. He is a District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky. And he is President Trump's nominee to serve… Continue Reading


03.05.20

McConnell Defends Judicial Independence Following “Reckless” Schumer Comments

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: 'A few weeks ago, I spoke on this floor about a dangerous trend that threatens our self-government. 'I explained how some in the Democratic Party appear more interested in attacking the institutions of our government than in working within them. How Democrats increasingly respond to political disappointments with extreme claims that our sy… Continue Reading


09.16.19

McConnell on Democrats’ Latest Attack on Justice Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding an unsubstantiated allegation made this weekend against Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "For anybody who's been reading the news the past few days, it's probably felt a little like Groundhog Day. Because, over the last couple of days, leading Democrats have tried to grab onto yet another poorly-sourced, thinly-reported, unsubstantiated allegation … Continue Reading


07.17.19

McConnell on the Passing of Justice John Paul Stevens

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court John Paul Stevens: "First, this morning, the Senate recognizes the death of a distinguished American. We received word last night that the remarkable life of former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens had come to a close at the age of 99. Justice Stevens served for 34 years on the nation's highest court.… Continue Reading


06.04.19

McConnell Receives Distinguished Leader Award at Susan B. Anthony List Annual Gala

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) received the Distinguished Leader Award at last night's 12th Annual Susan B. Anthony List Gala. The following are Leader McConnell's remarks as delivered: "Thank you very much, all of you. Particularly Diane and Marjorie for all you've done and for having me here tonight. I deeply appreciate this honor. Look, it's always good to be with friends and fellow travelers. And we've shared especially exciting times over the past c… Continue Reading


04.25.19

McConnell Addresses Hillsdale College

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday April 15, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) traveled to Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan to accept an honorary degree. Leader McConnell delivered remarks on his career-long efforts to defend the Constitution and the major constitutional challenges facing our nation today. In addition to the excerpts below, his full speech is available on YouTube. On judicial confirmations: "I believe these lifetime appointments are the single most important thi… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Court Packing: A Radical Proposal Dead and Buried by Bipartisan Consensus for Almost a Century

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' attempt at "court-packing:" "Now, this week, the American people saw our Democratic colleagues go on the record on a truly astonishing policy proposal. After months of enthusiastic declarations of support, after tripping over one another to prove their devotion to the far-left core of the new Democratic Party, the vast majority of our colleagues across the ai… Continue Reading


10.09.18

Justice Kavanaugh Hears First Supreme Court Arguments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "Yesterday, I was honored to attend the ceremonial swearing-in for the newest member of our Supreme Court -- Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Justice Kavanaugh's remarks yesterday affirmed yet again what his record and his testimony clearly told us: He will be a thoughtful, fair-minded justice who's committed to applying … Continue Reading


10.06.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be an Excellent Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate vote to confirm the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity... "Those are the words of Henry Clay, Kentucky's own. They underscore that the decision United States Senators will make today will echo in the h… Continue Reading


10.05.18

Senate Votes to Advance Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "It was 88 days ago that President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is a nominee of the highest caliber -- a brilliant legal mind and an accomplished jurist with a proven devotion to the rule of law. To… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is Stunningly and Totally Qualified for This Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The Senate is considering the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. When the noise fades, when the uncorroborated mud washes away, what's left is the distinguished nominee who stands before us. An acclaimed judge who… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Leader McConnell Files Cloture on the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor and filed cloture on the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "This evening, the Senate will receive the results of the FBI's supplemental background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This is now the seventh time the FBI has looked into Judge Kavanaugh's background. And this information comes on top of what has already been one of the… Continue Reading


10.03.18

‘One of the Most Impressive, Stunningly Qualified Nominees in Our Nation’s History’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "I think it's safe to say the national spectacle the professional left has created around Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process has now reached some kind of fever pitch. It has been 17 days since Dr. Ford's confidential correspondence was leaked to the press. Seventeen days of a feed… Continue Reading


10.02.18

Senate Democrats Continue to Move Goalposts on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Yesterday, I said that if we stop and listen, we can practically hear the Democrats trying to move the goalposts on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Remember, before Judge Kavanaugh was even named, several Democrats on the Judiciary Committee indicated they'd oppose whom… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Senate to Vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The confirmation process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, one of the most qualified and most impressive Supreme Court nominees in our nation's history, is moving forward. On Friday, the Judiciary Committee reported his nomination favorably. Then, here on the floor, we officially moved to take u… Continue Reading


09.28.18

Senate Begins Consideration of the Kavanaugh Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "For the information of all our colleagues, there were two very significant developments today. This morning, the Judiciary Committee reported out Judge Kavanaugh favorably. All eleven Republican members of the Judiciary Committee voted in favor of reporting him out with a favorable recomm… Continue Reading

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