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06.18.24

McConnell: Israel Deserves Ironclad Support, Not Grotesque Micromanagement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism and supporting Israel: “It’s been a few weeks now since most of America’s college students went home for the summer. “The outbreak of organized hate that swept the campuses of the nation’s so-called elite universities has somewhat quieted down. “Apparently, even the most zealous Hamasnik tent-dwellers had summer plans to attend to. Some, no … Continue Reading


06.11.24

McConnell: Terrorists Who Take Innocent Hostages Responsible For Consequences Of Their Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: “On Saturday, in a daring daytime raid, Israel rescued four innocent hostages who had suffered in Hamas captivity since October 7th. “The mission was the product of careful planning. It demanded the utmost secrecy, professionalism, and bravery. And in the case of one elite commander, it required the ultimate sacrifice. “The people of Israel can ta… Continue Reading


05.20.24

McConnell Condemns False Moral Equivalence From ICC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the ICC: “Since the immediate aftermath of October 7th, Israel, her allies, and Jewish people around the world have faced pernicious efforts to equate a sovereign nation’s self-defense with barbaric acts of terrorism. “We’ve seen it in the specious media tropes about ‘cycles of violence’, in university statements bemoaning Israel’s self-defense actions, an… Continue Reading


05.14.24

McConnell: Withholding Aid From Israel Gives Terrorists Lifeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: “I’d like to begin my remarks today with a quote: “’The idea that we would cut off military aid to an ally - our only true, true ally in the entire region - is absolutely preposterous. It’s just beyond my comprehension why anyone would do that.’ “Five years ago, then-candidate Biden was saying the right thing about America’s commitment to the Jewi… Continue Reading


05.09.24

McConnell Remarks On Biden Admin. Withholding Assistance to Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding aid to Israel: “War is hell. It tears apart societies. It alters the course of entire civilizations. “And innocent noncombatants suffer. “Try as we might, humanity has not eradicated war or stripped it of its horrors. “But in the modern world, civilized nations hold themselves to the highest standards and take deliberate care to minimize harm to civilian… Continue Reading


05.08.24

McConnell Remarks On Support For Israel, Justice For Terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “The attacks of October 7th brought the world face-to-face with the savage terrorists who have tried to destroy the Jewish state for decades. “They forced us all to take a sober look at what our ally, Israel, has to defend against every single day. “In the months since, I’ve insisted repeatedly that America should provide Isr… Continue Reading


05.01.24

The Quickest Path To Peace: Destroy Hamas, Curb Iran’s Influence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “I spoke yesterday about the failures of America’s so-called elite universities to maintain academic rigor, student safety, and basic order as their faculty and students become more radicalized. “The most alarming aspect of this chaos on campuses is the brazen expressions of anti-Semitism. “But the world’s oldest form of hate… Continue Reading


04.23.24

McConnell Remarks On The National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “To provide for the common defense is one of Congress’ primary responsibilities. “I’ve been at this business for quite a while, and I’ve found that making - and explaining - sensible decisions about advancing our nation’s interests is easier when you start from the right set of assumptions. “Here’s what I know to be true: “A… Continue Reading


04.23.24

McConnell Remarks On Passage Of National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the national security supplemental: “This is an extremely important day in the history of our country and of the free world. They are all watching waiting to see what we would do. “When Vladimir Putin escalated his war against Ukraine, I told our colleagues that allies and adversaries alike would pay very close attention to America’s response. “When Iran-… Continue Reading


04.16.24

McConnell: National Security Challenges Require Urgent Investment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Two months ago, the Senate passed a national security supplemental that reflected the clear links between the challenges we face. That was by design. “America’s adversaries, from Beijing to Pyongyang and Moscow to Tehran, are actually working together. They’re reinforcing one another’s efforts to sap our resolve, shatter our … Continue Reading


04.15.24

Iran’s Attack Underscores Need For Urgent Action To Address National Security Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “In response to Iran’s massive attack against Israel over the weekend, we saw two things: “First, we saw a sovereign nation that takes its security seriously mount a successful defense. Israel’s air defenses, with the help of regional and coalition partners and the vigilant support of brave U.S. servicemembers in the region, i… Continue Reading


04.09.24

McConnell: Support For Allies Is In America’s Interests

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: “While the Senate was away from Washington, we received some sobering reminders about the challenges facing America and our friends in a dangerous world. And about how to meet them. “In Gaza, innocent people continue to suffer for the cowardice and hateful violence of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. “And just last week, as Israel continued th… Continue Reading


03.20.24

McConnell On Democrat Attempts To Strong-arm Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: “More than five months after the butchery of October 7th, Israelis are overwhelmingly united behind their government’s unity war cabinet in support of ongoing military operations against Hamas. “By contrast, some prominent American Democrats are increasingly vocal in their belief that Israel’s unity government and voters are wrong. “That is, after… Continue Reading


03.14.24

McConnell Defends Israeli Democracy And Sovereignty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: “The Jewish state of Israel deserves an ally that acts like one. “The people of Israel, at home and in captivity, deserve America’s support. “And Israel’s unity government and security cabinet deserve the deference befitting a sovereign, democratic country. “The primary ‘obstacles to peace’ in Israel’s region are genocidal terrorists like Hamas a… Continue Reading


02.29.24

McConnell On Government Funding And National Security Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate business: “As I said earlier this week, government shutdowns never produce positive outcomes. That’s why Congress is going to avoid one this week. “Leaders in both parties - and both houses - have agreed to a plan that would keep the lights on while appropriators complete their work and put annual appropriations bills on a glidepath to becoming law.… Continue Reading


02.11.24

McConnell: Senate Faces Test Of American Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “From the earliest days of Vladimir Putin’s escalation in Ukraine, America’s closest allies and partners have been paying close attention. “From halfway around the world in the Indo-Pacific, our friends have made it clear that in the Ukrainian people’s fight, they see their own future. “From Taiwan, ‘Ukraine’s survival is Tai… Continue Reading


02.09.24

McConnell On National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “When the Biden Administration released its request for supplemental appropriations in October, I said the Senate would need to do its own work to meet the demonstrated needs of our national security. “The President’s decisions over the past three years have directly contributed to the web of serious security challenges demand… Continue Reading


02.07.24

Senate Has Responsibility To Invest In American Strength And Credibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Four months ago, Senate Republicans asked our colleague from Oklahoma, Senator Lankford, to take on a pretty tall order - negotiate serious border security policy with an Administration that had shown no interest in actually securing the border. “He put in an enormous amount of work, and I’m very grateful for the persistence … Continue Reading


02.05.24

Supplemental Will Address Security Challenges Directly

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Four years ago, as a candidate for the Democratic nomination, President Biden promised his base functionally open borders. Quote: ‘I would in fact make sure that… we immediately surge to the border, all those people who are seeking asylum.’ That was President Biden as he took office. “Three years ago, as people surged to the … Continue Reading


01.30.24

McConnell To Biden: Exercise American Strength To Defend U.S. Personnel, Interests, And Allies In Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Two weeks ago, after nearly 150 Iran-backed attacks on U.S. personnel in Iraq and Syria, a reporter asked President Biden if he had a message for Iran. The President confidently replied, ‘I’ve already delivered the message to Iran. They know not to do anything.’ “Well, the Commander-in-Chief had the temerity to suggest that t… Continue Reading

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