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05.21.24

2024 In Higher Education: Biden Admin. Bureaucratic Botch Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding higher education: “Speaking of failure to discharge basic responsibilities, the Biden Administration’s Department of Education. “Around the country, high school seniors and their parents are still reeling from delays and processing errors in a botched rollout of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). “Families have had to make tough decisio… Continue Reading


05.16.24

Harvard Waves The White Flag To Lawless Campus Radicals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism on college campuses: “Earlier this week, I discussed the growing problem with BDS, or Bibi Derangement Syndrome. Of course, there’s an older and similarly noxious form of BDS: the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement. “This other BDS been incubating on college campuses for the last decade, and right now, it’s making news at Harvard. “This … Continue Reading


05.14.24

McConnell Remarks On Princeton Offering ‘Restorative Justice’ To Hamas Sympathizers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding college campus protests: “Last month, I suggested that administrators at schools like Columbia - where nests of anti-Semitism were festering and growing - ought to follow the lead of Princeton, where trespassers were quickly arrested and removed by law-enforcement. “Unfortunately, Princeton may not be setting such a shining example, after all. The school h… Continue Reading


05.07.24

With Radicals Controlling Campuses, Biden Admin. Plows Forward On Student Loan Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding student loan socialism: “Last week brought news that some of the biggest names backing President Biden’s re-election campaign are also behind major left-wing groups stoking campus chaos - from training on occupation and resistance tactics to outright Hamas apologetics. “And as the Democratic Party’s biggest donors fund campus radicals’ anti-Semitic sabbati… Continue Reading


05.07.24

McConnell Remarks On Ongoing Campus Chaos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding college campus protests: “Yesterday, the world marked Holocaust Remembrance Day - an annual reminder of mankind’s horrifying capacity for evil, and of our obligation to combat hatred towards Jews wherever it emerges. “Today, of course, anti-Semitic hate is welling up amid the lawless radicalism on college campuses across our own country. “In the physical … Continue Reading


04.30.24

McConnell: Restore Order On Campus, Protect Jewish Students, Withdraw Radical Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding higher education and judicial nominations: “For months, the most elite corners of American higher education have made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Unfortunately, they’re still finding new ways to embarrass themselves with vile, anti-Semitic radicalism. “Beginning, of course, with yet more alarming declarations, like: “‘Burn Tel Aviv to the ground.… Continue Reading


04.18.24

Biden Admin. Student Loan Socialism: Bailing Out Democrats’ Base On Working Americans’ Dime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding student loan socialism: “The past six months have shone an uncomfortably bright light on the moral rot festering on America’s university campuses. “Just yesterday, the president of Columbia University hedged when asked whether chants of, ‘from the river to the sea’ and ‘long live the intifada’ are properly considered anti-Semitism. “This comes after numer… Continue Reading


02.28.24

McConnell: ‘Stop Providing Taxpayer Subsidies To Institutions That Have Clearly Lost Their Grip On Reality’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding student loan socialism and collegiate anti-Semitism: “Three days ago, a member of Harvard’s anti-Semitism task force stepped down over concerns that the University would not actually implement the group’s recommendations. “Unfortunately, if recent events are any indication, this professor’s concerns about the unchecked wave of hate on campus are well found… Continue Reading


01.23.24

Elite Universities Still Failing To Learn Lessons Of Shameful Response To Anti-Semitic Hate

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 higher education: “I’ve spoken recently about the existential choice facing America’s most elite universities. In the wake of October 7th, an alarming surge of anti-Semitic hate swirled around the loftiest campuses in the country. “And as we’re all painfully aware by now, the responses of university administrators were not exactly profile… Continue Reading


01.10.24

McConnell on Ivy League Hiring: Less Ideological Dogma, More Free Exchange of Ideas

“This year, two of America’s most elite universities are in the market for new chief executives. “What makes for good leadership in higher education might once have been common sense. But if the past three months have taught us anything, it’s that the virtues of a college president might need to be spelled out in a bit more detail. “For starters, a prerequisite for campus leadership should be a personal scholarly record that models academic rigor - prolific writing, publication, and excellence… Continue Reading


12.19.23

McConnell: America Cannot Ignore Rising Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism: “On Sunday, Jewish residents of our nation’s capital were subjected to a disturbing episode of anti-Semitic hate. "As a Torah class at a Washington synagogue concluded and attendees began to leave, they were met on the sidewalk by a man who sprayed them with a foul-smelling substance and yelled, ‘gas the Jews’ - all while filming on his cell… Continue Reading


12.14.23

Harvard Is ‘Glaring Example’ Of Rampant Anti-Semitism Permeating Higher Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism on college campuses: “The events of the past two months have underscored that something is rotten in the state of America’s most elite universities. And there aren’t many more glaring examples than Harvard. “Last week, of course, Harvard’s president refused to say whether calls for Jewish genocide would constitute harassment on her campus. “… Continue Reading


12.11.23

Universities Continue To Pay Free Speech Double Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism on college campuses: “On Saturday, years of moral rot and intellectual decay began to catch up with America’s most elite universities. “The President of the University of Pennsylvania resigned four days after failing to state whether calls for genocide against Jews constituted bullying or harassment under her institution’s conduct policy. “I… Continue Reading


12.05.23

McConnell: Israel Has Right To Exist, American Jews Deserve Freedom From Fear

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism: “In the 59 days since October 7th, an alarming surge in anti-Semitic hate has swept the world. And the United States unfortunately has not been exempt. “On Sunday, an angry mob descended upon a Philadelphia restaurant co-owned by an Israeli-born Jew. Protesters demanded that customers boycott it, and - outrageously - charged the business and… Continue Reading


12.14.22

Democrats’ Attack on Charter Schools is an Attack on Parents’ Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding school choice: "Against the backdrop of punishing 13.8% cumulative inflation since January 2021, an open borders crisis, spiking deaths from drug overdoses, and surging violent crime from coast to coast, President Biden has decided his A-1 priority needs to be… cracking down on charter schools. "And harming the educational opportunities available to… 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


05.05.22

Democrats Want Working Families to Eat Elites’ Grad School Debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation and student loan socialism: "In Albany, New York, a grandmother of four reported recently that rising prices have forced her and her husband, a retired NYPD officer, to cut back on eating out. 'I feel it in the pocketbook,' she said. "In Grand Rapids, Michigan, one young family reported that before inflation took off, 'the paycheck went a little … Continue Reading


02.14.22

“American Families Deserve Normalcy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding parents' and children's rights: "About two weeks ago, I spoke on this floor about the state of the pandemic two years in. About letting American families get back to normal. "The current science clearly supports the 70 percent of Americans who believe we must accept this virus is here to stay, trust the science, and proceed with normal life. "At the time,… Continue Reading


08.10.21

All 50 Senate Democrats to Back Chairman Sanders’ 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 the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Later today, Senate Democrats want to take their next big step toward playing Russian roulette with our country. They want to begin pushing through a reckless taxing and spending spree that was authored by our self-described socialist colleague Chairman Sanders. "Today, the American people will learn exactly… 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

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