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04.10.22

ICYMI: McConnell on Fox News Sunday

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino this morning on Fox News' 'Fox News Sunday'. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On Helping Ukraine Win: "We want the Ukrainians to win. To win. To defeat the Russians, for the Russians to withdraw from the country, and that will be our goal. I think the administration has gotten better, but they've had to be pushed every step of the way to get more aggressive sooner. They … Continue Reading


04.07.22

McConnell Remarks Before Final Vote on Judge Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Jackson: "President Biden was elected on the promise that he would govern as a moderate and unite the country. He insisted the radical left would not be calling the shots on his watch. "But when it came to one of the most consequential decisions a president can make, a lifetime appointment to our highest Court, the Biden Administration let the radica… Continue Reading


04.07.22

Biden Budget Underfunds Defense Despite Global Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national defense: "Last week, President Biden released his budget request for next year. The President got to take a blank canvas and sketch his policy vision for the country. "But in the critical area of defending our nation, the President's vision came up way short. "Even amidst a hot war in Europe, bipartisan recognition of threats from China, North Ko… Continue Reading


04.07.22

The Court and the Country Need Constitutionalist Judges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "The last few weeks have confirmed a pattern that has played out repeatedly in recent decades. "When Republican presidents make Supreme Court nominations, the far left and the media melt down. Absurd allegations, conspiracy theories, cheap gimmicks, and apocalyptic rhetoric are guaranteed. "But when Democratic presidents make nomination… Continue Reading


04.07.22

Biden Administration Supercharging Their Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at our southern border: "Here's a quote from Candidate Biden's campaign website in 2020: 'The U.S. has a right and a duty to secure our borders and protect our people against threats.' "That was then. This is now. "The Biden Administration's weak border policies set a new record in 2021. Customs and Border Protection had to make two million arr… Continue Reading


04.06.22

Judge Jackson’s Record Steeped in Judicial Activism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Yesterday, I explained how Democrats created the current norms around judicial appointments. These days, the Senate takes an assertive role. In particular, most Senators do not merely check resumes and basic legal qualifications, but also look into judicial philosophy. "This is a discussion Republicans welcome. Because judicial philosop… Continue Reading


04.05.22

Senate Democrats Put Judicial Philosophy on the Table

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "The Constitution makes the President and the Senate partners in selecting Supreme Court Justices. And as a practical matter, each Senator gets to define what the 'advice and consent' role means to them. "For much of the 20th century, Senates typically took a deferential approach. Senators tended to give presidents lots of leeway so long… Continue Reading


04.05.22

Democrats’ Inflation Disproportionately Hurts the Vulnerable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The American people are seriously worried about the direction our economy is headed. "Just between January and March, the share of people reporting high living costs as the most important problem facing our country doubled. So did the share of those most worried about the price of gas. "Consumer price hikes have set new 40-year records multipl… Continue Reading


04.04.22

McConnell Condemns Russian Atrocities, Calls for More International Resolve

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "It hardly seemed possible that the reports and images from Ukraine could grow even more horrifying. But they have. "In recent days, Ukrainian troops have reclaimed the town of Bucha from the illegal and illegitimate Russian invasion. And in the wake of the retreating Russians, the Ukrainians and the press have reported evidence of evil, wanton to… Continue Reading


04.04.22

Democrats Criticize Biden Administration’s Border Crisis — But Keep Voting For Its Policies and Personnel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at our southern border: "Our southern border is already in crisis on Democrats' watch. And on Friday, the Biden Administration announced they are going to throw open the floodgates even wider. "In December 2020, right before President Biden took office, he said it would be, 'the last thing we need' if we were to 'end up with two million people o… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Americans Accurately Blame Democrats’ Policies for Bad Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "The American people know our country is hurting. "One national survey just found that only 22% say our country is headed in the right direction. "Seven in 10 Americans just told another poll that our nation's economy is 'in poor shape.' "The worst inflation in 40 years is fleecing American consumers, from the gas pump to the grocery store. … Continue Reading


03.31.22

President Biden Should Not Make Border Crisis Even Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at the southern border: "The Biden Administration is on track for another record-shattering year on our southern border - in all the wrong ways. "The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly preparing for up to 18,000 attempted border crossings per day. "President Biden's border crisis is a symptom of the modern Democratic Party's inabilit… Continue Reading


03.30.22

McConnell: We Grieve With and Stand With Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: "Last night, five people were killed by a Palestinian gunman outside Tel Aviv. It was the fifth time in just two weeks that unprovoked violence had shattered lives on Israel's streets. "Eleven innocent victims are now dead. They include people of different faiths. Several were Arab Israelis. "As Jews, Christians, and Muslims prepare for some of th… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Democrats Mount Yet Another Attack on the Institution of the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Judicial independence is essential to our Republic. It's integral to the rule of law. And for the most part, since the Democratic Party's last run at partisan court-packing in the 1930s, both parties have respected it. "But lately, Washington Democrats have gone off the rails. "In 2019, Democratic Senators tried to openly bully the Su… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Judge Jackson’s Personal Policy Views Slanted Criminal Sentencing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Jackson: "I oppose Judge Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation for three main reasons. "First, Judge Jackson has refused to follow the Ginsburg-Breyer model and denounce partisan court-packing. She testified she'd be, 'thrilled to be one of however many.' "Second, Judge Jackson was not sufficiently forthcoming on judicial philosophy to dispel Preside… Continue Reading


03.29.22

World Needs American Strength and American Clarity — Not Confusion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Runaway inflation and historic tax hikes aren't the only signs that President Biden's budget was crafted in fantasyland. "And amazingly, yesterday, even as the Biden Administration was proposing the biggest tax hikes in American history, that wasn't even their biggest problem of the day. "Most of President Biden's press conference yesterd… Continue Reading


03.29.22

Democrats’ Inflation Hammering Kentucky Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Democrats' massive inflation is an inescapable, painful, daily reality for working families. "These policy failures have hammered my home state of Kentucky. Last year, even as many Kentuckians earned raises, prices skyrocketed faster. "Used car prices shot up 40% in the Commonwealth last year. "In Louisville, the gas to drive those cars costs… Continue Reading


03.28.22

President Biden’s Budget: Fundamentally Disconnected from What Americans Need

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's budget request: "President Biden likes to say, and said again today, that 'budgets are statements of values.' "Indeed they can be. And the White House budget request that President Biden published today offers the clearest possible reminder that the Biden Administration's far-left values are fundamentally disconnected from what American f… Continue Reading


03.24.22

“I Cannot and Will Not Support Judge Jackson”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Jackson: "The Judiciary Committee has completed its hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. I enjoyed meeting the nominee. I went into the Senate's process with an open mind. "But after studying the nominee's record and watching her performance this week, I cannot and will not support Judge Jackson for a lifetime appointment to our highest Court. *… Continue Reading


03.24.22

McConnell: Strengthen Military Production, Defense Funding, and Global Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Today, President Biden is overseas, meeting with America's closest European allies as Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine enters its second month. "He is engaging with a Europe that's been profoundly changed. NATO allies have watched a neighbor invaded by an aggressive, revanchist Russia. Some, like Germany, are ending 30 years of post-Cold Wa… Continue Reading

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