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05.25.22

“Our Country Is Sickened and Outraged” by Uvalde Murders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas: "Our country is sickened and outraged by the senseless evil that struck Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas yesterday. "According to early reports from authorities, it appears that a deranged young man tried to murder his own grandmother, then crashed his car, and then ran into an elementary school and began killing.… Continue Reading


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


05.12.22

Protecting Supreme Court Safety and Independence Should Not be Controversial

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: "Two years ago, the Senate Democratic Leader addressed a crowd on the steps of the Supreme Court and threatened Justices if they didn't rule the way he wanted. "Now far left crowds are surrounding Justices' private family homes. "They want to use intimidation to influence the outcome in a pending case. "This should be easy for leaders … Continue Reading


05.11.22

Democrats Back Extreme Abortion Policies With Just 19% Public Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' abortion extremism: "Today, on the Senate floor, Democrats will prove their party has been totally captured by the far-left fringe. "My colleague the Democratic Leader controls the schedule. He decides what we vote on. From inflation to the border crisis to violent crime, there's no shortage of problems that deserve attention. But today, Democra… Continue Reading


05.04.22

Biden Nominees Play Into National War on Cops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law enforcement: "The week before last, it was my honor to sit down with a number of law enforcement officials in my hometown of Louisville. But I wish we could have met under happier circumstances. "Our city is contending with a tragic and record-setting jump in crime. Last year, Louisville saw 188 homicides, the most in any year on record. In the last tw… Continue Reading


04.27.22

Surging Violent Crime Hurting Louisville and Cities Across America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "Last week, in my hometown of Louisville, I sat down with law enforcement officials and local leaders to discuss our skyrocketing rate of violent crime. "The participants came from a wide variety of backgrounds. But everybody agreed the murders, shootings, robberies, carjackings, and overdoses are out of control. "Louisville recorded 188 ho… 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


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


03.17.22

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


03.03.22

McConnell Remarks on Meeting With Judge Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding : "Yesterday morning, I hosted Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the President's nominee to replace Justice Breyer on the Supreme Court, in my office. "I was glad to meet with Judge Jackson. We enjoyed a cordial discussion. Like I've been saying, Republicans fundamentally believe the nominee, the Court, and the country all deserve better than the disgraceful di… Continue Reading


03.01.22

One Year In, Biden Administration Owes Americans a Major Course Correction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sate of the Union: "Tonight, President Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address. "One year into his term, the American people have a lot of questions they'd like answered. "Why Democrats plunged ahead with reckless spending that caused the worst inflation in 40 years. "Why violent crime and illegal immigration are setting all-time records.… Continue Reading


02.17.22

BLM Bails Out Would-Be Assassin After Louisville Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "For the first time in 12 years, an outright majority of Americans say crime has gotten worse in their area over the past year. "Many Democrats have spent the last year and a half trying to defund police, smear law enforcement, and go soft on crime. As a result, innocent citizens have spent a year and a half watching murders, carjackings, an… Continue Reading


02.09.22

Americans Suffering a Violent Crime Wave Fueled By Democrats’ Far-Left Turn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "While Washington Democrats spent 2021 distracted by their reckless taxing and spending spree, violent criminals were preying on the American people. Millions of Americans' neighborhoods descended into chaos and violence around them. "After the nationwide murder rate saw its biggest jump in more than 100 years in 2020, at least twelve major … Continue Reading


01.31.22

Working Americans Need Better Than Democrats’ Distractions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' distractions: "Senators spent last week in our home states. We got to hear firsthand updates about the real issues facing the real families we represent. "I was especially glad to return to Western Kentucky to keep working on our recovery from the catastrophic tornadoes that hammered our state in mid-December. "Kentuckians are tough. We're resi… Continue Reading


01.20.22

365 Days of Bad Policies and Broken Promises

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 first year in office: "Today marks exactly one year since President Biden became our 46th president. "This all-Democrat government has had 365 days to start delivering on their core promises. "What were some of those promises, in their own words? "'Crushing the virus.' 'Strengthen[ing] our alliances.' And above all else, 'lower[ing] the… Continue Reading

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