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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


06.09.21

Senate Democrats’ “Designed to Fail” June Agenda Skips Regular Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' far-left agenda: "And now, some of our colleagues have signaled that they intend to use this month to depart from that example, themselves. "The Democratic Leader has laid out a partisan agenda he seems to hope will illustrate that the Senate is broken. "This series of radical proposals has no chance of becoming law, but every intention … Continue Reading


03.15.21

President’s COVID-19 Remarks Tried to Rewrite History and Overrule Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 response: "Last Thursday, I spoke about the pain and disruption this pandemic has caused this past year. "I also discussed the optimistic springtime that lies before us. "This brighter horizon is not a product of a partisan bill that was signed last week... or an administration that was sworn in less than two months ago. "It was built by th… Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell Remarks One Year Into The COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 anniversary: "A year ago, coronavirus cases were beginning to climb on U.S. soil. Shutdown measures were starting to take effect. "Americans have endured one of the strangest and most painful years in living memory. "Nearly two million Americans have been hospitalized with serious cases of the virus. More than half a million have lost their … Continue Reading


03.05.21

Democrats’ Pandemic Plan: “A Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Today, or tonight, or tomorrow, Democrats say they will break the bipartisan streak that has defined the pandemic response until now. They are dead-set on ramming through an ideological spending spree packed with non-COVID-related policies. "This is just what a leading House Democrat admitted they would do, back at the start of this cri… Continue Reading


03.03.21

Democrats Tack to the Left and Leave Families’ Top Priorities on the Cutting Room Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Last year, Congress rallied five times around historic, bipartisan legislation to meet urgent and unprecedented needs. Our COVID-19 packages reinforced the healthcare front lines, fueled the sprint for vaccines, and cast lifelines for the workers and small businesses hit hardest by shutdowns. "Together, these bills cost about $4 trillio… Continue Reading


03.02.21

Democrats Using Crisis to Check off Unrelated Liberal Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "There's been a lot of discussion about the Democrats' decision to load up their partisan spending plan with liberal items that are completely unrelated to the pandemic. "We're at a key turning point in this crisis. The nation has just endured an historically painful year. This virus has stolen half a million American lives. It's thrown … Continue Reading


02.24.21

Practical Solutions, Not Liberal Wish-List Items, Will Help Americans Put COVID-19 Behind Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Yesterday I discussed the K-12 crisis facing American families. The science shows that in-person schooling can easily be made safe. Private and religious schools and schools in Europe have been open for months. "But Washington Democrats have bought into Big Labor's myth that schools cannot reopen without even more federal funding - even… Continue Reading


02.23.21

“The Evidence Is Crystal-Clear” for Getting America’s Kids Back in School

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Millions of American kids in the public school system have been robbed of a year and counting of anything resembling a proper education. "It has been an historically tough year. That's why Americans are so excited our nation appears to be approaching a major turning point. "Here are just a few recent headlines: "A U.S. Vaccine Surge Is … Continue Reading

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