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01.16.20

McConnell on Impeachment: The “Transparently Partisan” House Process Is Over; “The Senate’s Time Is At Hand”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'It took four weeks. But the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is finally ready to defend their impeachment of the President of the United States. 'After weeks of delay, the Speaker of the House decided yesterday that a trial could finally go forward. She signed the impeachment papers. 'That took place, at a table with a polit… Continue Reading


01.15.20

McConnell Updates Colleagues on Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'For the information of all senators: 'A few minutes ago, the Senate was notified that the House of Representatives is finally ready to proceed with their articles of impeachment. So, by unanimous consent, we've just laid some of the groundwork that will structure the next several days. We have officially invited the House managers to come… Continue Reading


01.15.20

McConnell: Democrats' Impeachment Has Been "Purely Political" From The Beginning

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'Today, it appears the House Democrat majority will finally stand behind their decision to impeach the President of the United States. Last year, the House of Representatives rushed through the least thorough and most unfair impeachment inquiry in American history. They took just 12 weeks. 'There was more than a year of hearings before the impea… Continue Reading


01.14.20

McConnell: Senate Should Not Tie Military’s Hands Over Political Divisions At Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: 'Every day brings more repudiation of the conventional wisdom of the Democrat foreign policy establishment, breathlessly amplified by the mainstream media, that the strike on Qassem Soleimani would unite Iranians behind the regime. 'Proud Iranians continue to take to the streets - not to rage against America or Israel - but to vent their frustration ag… Continue Reading


01.14.20

McConnell: Impeachment is Not a Political Game

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'Tomorrow will be four weeks since House Democrats impeached the president of the United States with purely partisan support. 'Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Schiff did not wait to fill out the factual record. They did not even wait to see their own subpoenas through the legal system. They plowed ahead for two reasons: They said impeachment was too… Continue Reading


01.13.20

McConnell Speaks on ‘Brave’ Middle East Protestors Challenging the Iranian Regime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: 'It's been 10 days since the United States removed Iran's chief terrorist Qassim Soleimani from the battlefield. And it's been 5 days since the brutal violence, recklessness, and failed governance that defines the Iranian regime was put on full display with their shoot-down of a Ukrainian civilian airliner and the deaths of all 176 souls on board. 'Aft… Continue Reading


01.08.20

McConnell: The Senate “Will Not Cede Our Authority” on Impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'Now, I do need to say a few words about the other serious matter occupying the Congress. 'Late last year, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats sped through a slapdash impeachment of President Trump in 12 weeks. Because, they insisted, the need to undo the 2016 election was urgent. Urgent, they said. 'Since then, the same people have spent three … Continue Reading


01.07.20

House Democrats’ Partisan Games Ignore Framers’ Warnings on Impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'Every day that House Democrats refuse to stand behind their historically partisan impeachment deepens the embarrassment for the leaders who chose to take our nation down this road. 'You can't say we didn't warn them. You can't even say they didn't warn themselves. It was less than one year ago that Speaker Pelosi said "impeachment is so divisiv… Continue Reading


01.06.20

McConnell: House Democrats Continue to Play Political Games With Their Partisan Impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'Now meanwhile, at this dangerous time, House Democrats continue to play political games with their partisan impeachment of the commander-in-chief. 'Last year, House Democrats conducted the least thorough, most rushed, most unfair impeachment inquiry in history. 'For weeks, Democrats said they could not wait for due process, could not conduct … Continue Reading


01.03.20

McConnell Speaks on Senate’s Role in Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'Of course, we also anticipate that another, totally different, very serious item will be heading the Senate's way soon as well. 'The Senate will soon have to address some of the deepest institutional questions contemplated by our Constitution. We'll have to decide whether we are going to safeguard core governing traditions or let short-term p… Continue Reading


12.18.19

McConnell: Potential Senate Trial Should Follow Unanimous Bipartisan Precedent from 1999

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'All eyes today are on the House of Representatives. 'The country is waiting to see whether these House Democrats will give in to the temptation that every other House in modern history has managed to resist, and misuse the solemn process of impeachment to blow off partisan steam. 'I'll have more to say on this subject if House Democrats do pro… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Democrats Cannot Let Impeachment Crowd Out Basic Governing Duties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'As I said, the Democrats' fixation with impeachment has pushed crucial governing priorities into the 11th hour. 'Just yesterday, after months of delays and hostage-taking, House Democrats finally approved an NDAA conference report. Next week the Senate will pass it and send this overdue legislation to President Trump's desk. But of c… Continue Reading


12.04.19

McConnell: Let’s Get Serious About Funding the Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding essential funding for the government: 'Nearly every day I've come to the floor to talk about the key pieces of legislation that we'll only be able to complete with bipartisan cooperation. Really essential things - like funding for the entirety of our federal government, including for our men and women in uniform. The money for the tools and the training and … Continue Reading


12.03.19

Democrats Continue to Obsess Over Impeachment While Obstructing Everything Else

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations and passing NDAA: 'This week, House Democrats are continuing their three-year-long quest to impeach the president and continuing to obstruct urgent bipartisan legislation. 'This has been the Democrats' strategy for months now: Obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else. 'Take the USMCA, which would create 176,000 new American jobs. … Continue Reading


11.14.19

Election Security Defenses Are Stronger, Crucial Work Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: "Last Tuesday was Election Day in dozens of states and localities, including my home state of Kentucky. But there was one important aspect of Election Day that didn't get much attention: Unlike in 2016, last week's elections were not marred to the same extent by foreign interference from our nation's adversaries. And neither were the 2018 m… Continue Reading


11.14.19

Democrats Focus on Impeachment Instead of Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding defense funding: "As my colleagues know, I have no qualms about spending floor time on the personnel business. Our Democratic colleagues have made it necessary by subjecting this president's nominees to unprecedented, systematic delays and obstruction. "And so the majority has been willing to do things the hard way. We're giving the American people the gover… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Democrats’ Impeachment Quest Crowding out Important Legislation for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: "Today, almost three years into House Democrats' quest to impeach the president…and seven weeks into the inquiry that Speaker Pelosi proclaimed via press conference…House Democrats will hold their first public hearing on impeachment. "This hearing was mandated by the strange resolution that House Democrats passed two weeks ago. Tha… Continue Reading


11.12.19

While Conflicts Roil Key Regions Worldwide, Democrats Block Legislation for National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrat's blocking defense funding: "Hong Kong has been rocked by more violence as citizens continue resisting the Chinese Communist Party's encroachment on their autonomy and freedoms. "On Monday, it appears the local police shot a 21-year-old protester at nearly point-blank range. The police have arrested hundreds of demonstrators, reportedly as young as … Continue Reading


11.06.19

Democrats Prioritize Impeachment Over Bipartisan Priorities Like Defense Funding and USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's legislative agenda: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed David Tapp of Kentucky to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Today we will turn to more of President Trump's impressive nominees for the federal judiciary. "Last week, Senate Republicans had hoped to proceed to the urgent priority of funding our national defense. But for the second tim… Continue Reading


11.05.19

Democrats Block Defense Funding, Promote Destructive Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor discussing Democrats blocking funding for defense and their continued efforts to grab unprecedented control over American families' daily lives: "Last week, the nation saw several pivotal moments that shed light on the current state of the Democratic Party. "Here in the Senate, as I mentioned, Democrats chose to filibuster funding for our national defense for the s… Continue Reading

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