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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


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

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