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05.18.22

Democrats Making the Federal Bench Softer on Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding violent crime: "Americans' concern about violent crime is the highest it's been in six years. "And the statistics plainly show why that is. Between 2019 and 2020, the murder rate shot up by the largest one-year increase in over a century. And the rate has kept on rising. "Nearly 60 percent more law enforcement officers were killed in 2021 compared to 2020… 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

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


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

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


03.24.22

“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

Judge Jackson’s “Policy Disagreement” From the Bench

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 said I hoped the second day of Judge Jackson's responses would provide more clarity on some vital questions. "Unfortunately, the nominee's answers trended the other way. "Regarding the Court as an institution, the nominee continued to reject the examples of Justices Ginsburg and Breyer. She refused to denounce partisan co… Continue Reading


03.23.22

Judge Jackson Owes the Senate Far More Clarity and Candor

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: "On Monday, I explained that the thinness of Judge Jackson's appellate record makes this week's Judiciary Committee hearings all the more important. "Well, we are two days in. Judge Jackson is receiving a calm, respectful process - unlike the treatment that Senate Democrats typically inflict on Republican presidents' nominees. "But unfo… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Judge Jackson’s Boosters Say “Empathy” Will Tilt Her Jurisprudence

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: "Next week, the Judiciary Committee will hear firsthand from President Biden's Supreme Court nominee Judge Jackson. "It will be a serious, dignified process. The American people need answers to more important questions than what somebody wrote in the nominee's high school yearbook. "The Senate needs to examine Judge Jackson's qualificat… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Why Did Pro-Court-Packing Radicals Want Judge Jackson Specifically?

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: "What can the Senate conclude about a Supreme Court nominee from the nature of their fan club? "That's a question the Democratic Leader answered very clearly a few years back. "In 2005, Senator Schumer accused future Chief Justice John Roberts of being, 'embraced by some of the most extreme ideologues in America.' Our colleague continue… Continue Reading


01.31.22

McConnell Floor Remarks on Justice Breyer’s Announced Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Justice Breyer's announced retirement: "Last week, Justice Stephen Breyer announced he plans to retire from the Supreme Court at the conclusion of this term. "Justice Breyer deserves our country's hearty congratulations. By this summer, he will have dedicated more than four decades of service to the federal judiciary, including 28 years on our highest Cour… Continue Reading


06.15.21

Washington Democrats Attempt to Impose Their Radical Preferences on Ordinary Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Unfortunately, thus far, the Biden Administration hasn't just neglected to aggressively prosecute overt discrimination. In some cases, it's actually trying to promote it. "Take the massive spending package Democrats rammed through in the name of COVID relief. The spending was billed as urgent, but its authors apparently had time to bake in a … Continue Reading


12.15.20

McConnell Applauds President Trump & Congratulates President-Elect Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump and President-Elect Biden: "Over the last four years, our country has benefitted from a presidential term filled with major accomplishments. "President Donald Trump has repeatedly surprised the skeptics, confounded his critics, and delivered significant policy victories that have strengthened our country. "Case in point: "Back in May, when … Continue Reading


11.17.20

Senate Confirming More Impressive Nominees to Federal Courts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "While our committees are working, the full Senate is keeping busy with one of our core constitutional responsibilities: continuing to confirm well-qualified men and women to lifetime appointments to the federal judiciary. "Yesterday, we voted to advance the nomination of Kristi Haskins Johnson, the current Solicitor General of Mississippi with … Continue Reading


10.26.20

McConnell Speaks Before Senate Confirms Judge Barrett

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: "The Senate will render one of the most consequential judgements it can ever deliver. "We will approve a lifetime appointment to our nation's highest court. "Since the ink dried on the Constitution, only 114 men and women have been entrusted to uphold the separation of powers, protect people's rights, and dispense impartial justice … Continue Reading


10.25.20

Senate Advances “One of the Most Qualified Nominees for Judicial Service that We Have Seen in our Lifetimes”

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: "Quote: 'Few men [in] society… will have sufficient skill in the laws to qualify them for the stations of judges… [And] the number must be still smaller of those who unite the requisite integrity with the requisite knowledge.' "That was Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist 78. "The framers knew the independent judiciary w… Continue Reading


10.24.20

McConnell Deconstructs Democrats’ Misstatements

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: "Yesterday, the Senate took the first step toward concluding our consideration of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court. "The judge is one of the most brilliant, admired, and impressive nominees for any public office in a generation. "Tomorrow, we will vote on advancing her nomination toward a final confirmation … Continue Reading


10.23.20

Democrats Have Driven the Politicization of Judicial Confirmations at Every Turn

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: "Colleagues, my first experience with Supreme Court confirmations here in the Senate, I was a young staffer for a junior member of the Judiciary Committee. "That was also the same time I met a young guy named Lamar Alexander who had just left the Senate to go down to the White House to work in congressional affairs. "So I've had an opport… 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


06.24.20

McConnell on Senate’s Historic Judicial Confirmations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding judicial confirmations: "In a few hours, the Senate will confirm Judge Cory T. Wilson to join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. "Yet again, President Trump has sent up an outstanding nominee for this important vacancy. Judge Wilson holds degrees from the University of Mississippi and Yale Law School. He has held a prestigious clerkship, found su… Continue Reading

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