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01.21.20

McConnell Speaks on Organizing Resolution Ahead of Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial: 'Last Thursday, the United States Senate crossed one of the gravest thresholds that exists in our system of government. We began just the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. 'This is a unique responsibility which the framers of our Constitution knew that the Senate - and only the Senate - could handle. 'Ou… Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell Celebrates Passage of Landmark Trade Deal and Legislation to Fight Illegal Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative business: 'The Senate has remained in session this afternoon following the first meeting of our impeachment trial. 'History will not only remember today for the first steps of the trial. Today was a day of tremendous bipartisan legislative accomplishment for the American people. 'The Senate passed the USMCA, President Trump's historic new trade… Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell Celebrates Upcoming Senate Passage of USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding USMCA: 'Before we turn to the trial in earnest, the Senate has one more major accomplishment to deliver to the American people. 'Yesterday we began floor consideration of the most significant update to North American trade policy in nearly 30 years. And in just a couple of hours, we're going to pass the USMCA and send it to President Trump for his signature.… Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell on Impeachment: The “Transparently Partisan” House Process Is Over; “The Senate’s Time Is At Hand”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'It took four weeks. But the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is finally ready to defend their impeachment of the President of the United States. 'After weeks of delay, the Speaker of the House decided yesterday that a trial could finally go forward. She signed the impeachment papers. 'That took place, at a table with a polit… Continue Reading


01.15.20

McConnell Updates Colleagues on Senate 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: 'For the information of all senators: 'A few minutes ago, the Senate was notified that the House of Representatives is finally ready to proceed with their articles of impeachment. So, by unanimous consent, we've just laid some of the groundwork that will structure the next several days. We have officially invited the House managers to come… Continue Reading


01.15.20

USMCA Will Be “A Major Win 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 USMCA: 'Before the Senate shifts fully into the trial, we hope to complete an enormous accomplishment for this administration and, most importantly, for American families. 'It's now been more than a year since President Trump hammered out the USMCA with the governments of Mexico and Canada. 'These two neighbors buy more than $500 billion in American goods … Continue Reading


01.15.20

McConnell: Democrats' Impeachment Has Been "Purely Political" From The Beginning

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'Today, it appears the House Democrat majority will finally stand behind their decision to impeach the President of the United States. Last year, the House of Representatives rushed through the least thorough and most unfair impeachment inquiry in American history. They took just 12 weeks. 'There was more than a year of hearings before the impea… Continue Reading


01.14.20

McConnell: Senate Should Not Tie Military’s Hands Over Political Divisions At Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: 'Every day brings more repudiation of the conventional wisdom of the Democrat foreign policy establishment, breathlessly amplified by the mainstream media, that the strike on Qassem Soleimani would unite Iranians behind the regime. 'Proud Iranians continue to take to the streets - not to rage against America or Israel - but to vent their frustration ag… Continue Reading


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

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