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01.25.23

Americans Want Law and Order, Democrats Want Leniency

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: "Here are just a few scenes from across our country in the last few weeks. "Thirty people were shot in Chicago this past weekend alone. That's up from 21 the weekend before. "In Philadelphia, police are investigating a carjacking spree that's reportedly being carried out by armed juveniles. 'They put a gun to my head and they took the van. … Continue Reading


01.23.23

Senate Democrats Must Finally Put First Things First

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate priorities: "The American people want and need this 118th Congress to work differently from the past two years that we just finished. "We just had two years of one-party Democratic control. "Two years of spending us into record inflation on party-line votes. "Two years of ignoring top priorities of the American people, like violent crime and open … Continue Reading


11.30.22

Democrats’ Response to Crime: Defund the Police

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: "A few days ago, the Washington Post published a major report on the explosion of violent crime that has shattered communities across America. This terrible trend is familiar to many of us by now, but the tragic human stories are still shocking. "In St. Louis, 25-year-old Damion Baker was killed in July in an attempted carjacking while escor… Continue Reading


11.17.22

McConnell Remarks on Reelection as Senate Republican Leader

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate leadership elections: "Yesterday, the Republican Conference met to select its leadership team for the 118th Congress. "I am deeply honored that my remarkable colleagues on this side of the aisle decided to re-hire me for another term as Republican Leader. "I'm proud of Senators Thune, Barrasso, Ernst, Capito, and Daines, who were also elected t… Continue Reading


11.14.22

A Divided America Agrees That Democrats’ Failures Are Hurting the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the midterm elections: "Last week's midterm elections re-confirmed something that's been clear for a number of years: When it comes to politics and policy, we are a closely divided nation. "For the third straight election, our closely divided nation saw a closely fought election go all the way down to the wire. And as the dust settles, for the third straig… Continue Reading


09.29.22

Rising Crime, Record Homicides, and Open Borders

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: "Runaway inflation isn't the only crisis keeping American families up at night. "The last two years have seen law and order deteriorate across our country. Public safety has eroded. Violent crimes like murders and carjackings are breaking records. And our southern border has turned into a turnstile. "We have seen the violence and chaos firs… Continue Reading


09.14.22

Violent Crime Sweeps Kentucky and America on Democrats’ Watch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the violent crime wave: "When you combine the border crisis and the violent crime crisis, law and order ranks as the American people's number-two top priority, second only to the inflation crisis. "While Democrats' economic policies have waged war on working families' financial security, their soft-on-crime policies have eroded Americans' physical security… Continue Reading


09.08.22

Democrats Taking California’s Energy Failures Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "I've been talking all week about the ways that liberal policies hurt American families in their daily lives. "After two years of total Democrat control in Washington, we've seen how reckless spending comes home to roost in the form of decades-high inflation and shrinking paychecks for working Americans. "We've seen what happens when one of our tw… Continue Reading


08.06.22

Democrats Who Caused Inflation Prepare Another Reckless Taxing-and-Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' Reckless Tax and Spending Spree: "A year and a half ago, Democrats misread a 50-50 Senate as a mandate for $1.9 trillion in party-line reckless spending. "The result has been the worst inflation in 40 years. With Democrats in charge, working families are having to spend thousands of extra dollars a year just to tread water. "Grocery costs are t… Continue Reading


07.25.22

McConnell Condemns Burma Executions and Calls for Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "Over the weekend, Burma's long and difficult struggle toward democracy and freedom took another dark step backwards. "The brutal military junta controlling Burma executed four political prisoners, including the well-known activist Ko Jimmy and Phyo Zeya Thaw, a former elected official and protest musician. Yet more innocent blood shed for the crime… Continue Reading


06.23.22

House Must Pass Urgent Funding to Protect Supreme Court Justices and Staff

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: "Speaking of public safety, as the Supreme Court prepares to issue its final opinions of the term, far-left activists are openly calling for riots and violence in the streets. "For months, many of the country's most prominent Democrats have indulged in reckless talk and irresponsible rhetoric, fanning the flames of fear and rage among th… Continue Reading


06.22.22

The Biden Administration Must Protect Americans and Defend the Rule of Law

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: "Speaking of safer communities, it would be nice if Attorney General Garland and the Department of Justice could do their jobs and enforce the federal laws that Congress already has on the books. "For example: It is currently illegal, right now, to join a mob protesting outside the private family home of a federal judge, including Supreme Co… Continue Reading


06.14.22

Soft-on-Crime Prosecutors Are Creating More Victims

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: "A few months ago, from this desk, I talked about the results of a recall election in San Francisco. "In February, a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic coalition in San Francisco stood up for common sense and ejected three members of the far-left school board that had prioritized woke lunacy over the basics of education. "Well, last week, those sa… Continue Reading


06.09.22

“A Disgraceful Dereliction of Duty”: Democrats Block Steps to Protect Justices

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 stood on the steps of the Supreme Court and threatened two Justices by name. 'You will pay the price,' he shouted. 'You won't know what hit you.' "A month ago, after the precedent-breaking leak of a draft opinion, top Democrats intensified the reckless talk. "Hillary Clinton said the Court wa… Continue Reading


06.08.22

McConnell: House Democrats Must Immediately Stop Blocking Supreme Court Security Bill

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: "First, just moments ago, the Washington Post published an extremely disturbing report. "According to the reports, a man in his mid-20s was stopped near the home of a Supreme Court Justice carrying a weapon and burglary tools. "He reportedly told police he intended to murder the Justice. "Reportedly he indicated he was angry at the dec… Continue Reading


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

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