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10.24.20

McConnell Deconstructs Democrats’ Misstatements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "Yesterday, the Senate took the first step toward concluding our consideration of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court. "The judge is one of the most brilliant, admired, and impressive nominees for any public office in a generation. "Tomorrow, we will vote on advancing her nomination toward a final confirmation … Continue Reading


10.23.20

Democrats Have Driven the Politicization of Judicial Confirmations at Every Turn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Colleagues, my first experience with Supreme Court confirmations here in the Senate, I was a young staffer for a junior member of the Judiciary Committee. "That was also the same time I met a young guy named Lamar Alexander who had just left the Senate to go down to the White House to work in congressional affairs. "So I've had an opport… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Democrats Repeating Basic Falsehoods to Justify Court-Packing Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "This morning, the Judiciary Committee reported the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the floor. Their recommendation was that she be confirmed. It was unanimous. "As one CNN journalist stated last week, quote, 'let's be honest, in another [political] age... Judge Amy Coney Barrett would be getting 70 votes or more in the U.S.… Continue Reading


10.19.20

McConnell Applauds Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Qualifications

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the entire country heard from one of the most impressive nominees for any public office in a long time. "Judge Amy Coney Barrett demonstrated that she has the deep legal expertise, dispassionate judicial temperament, and sheer intellectual horsepower that the American people deserve to h… Continue Reading


10.05.20

McConnell: Transparent “Stalling Tactics” Won’t Block Judge Barrett’s Hearings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19, the Senate schedule, and the Supreme Court: "The Senate has spent the last few days like all Americans have: Praying for quick healing and a smooth recovery for President Trump and the First Lady following their positive COVID-19 tests. "I spoke to the President by phone twice this past weekend. Both times, his spirits were high. Both times, we tal… Continue Reading


10.01.20

McConnell on Growing Threats of Religious Discrimination: “It’s Not Just This One Nominee”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett and religious freedom: "Like I said - much of the script [against Judge Barrett] has been predictable. "But I'll tell you one thing I did not predict. "I honestly did not expect the Democratic Leader to come to the Senate floor and say that concerns about anti-religious discrimination are, quote, 'manufactured hysterics.' I did not … Continue Reading


10.01.20

McConnell Debunks Democrats’ False Attacks on Judge Barrett and Ahistorical Demands for Recusal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett and religious freedom: "At this time last week, the nation did not know whom President Trump would be nominating to the Supreme Court. "But amazingly, we did know what kinds of false attacks the far left would deploy against whoever it was. "Democrats and special interests have been telling the country for 45 years that every Supreme… Continue Reading


09.30.20

McConnell Praises Judge Barrett and Denounces Attacks on Judicial Independence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: "This week, the Senators who are sitting down with Judge Amy Coney Barrett are meeting an incredibly impressive jurist and highly qualified nominee. "They're hearing from the professor whom former colleagues call, quote, 'mind-blowingly intelligent,' 'one of… Continue Reading


09.29.20

McConnell: Dishonest Attacks on Judge Barrett Only Prove Why Judges Like Her Are So Necessary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: "As I predicted last week, the far left is rushing to make this nomination about anything but Judge Barrett's qualifications. "The instant she was announced, they started with the same unhinged attacks they have recycled for every Supreme Court nomination by… Continue Reading


09.29.20

McConnell on Judge Amy Coney Barrett: “This Nominee Could Not be More Fully Qualified to Serve on the Supreme Court”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: "On Saturday evening, President Trump announced his nominee for the Supreme Court: Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. "I had the opportunity to meet with Judge Barrett earlier today. I left our discussion even more … Continue Reading


09.24.20

“Every Single Time”: Far Left Attacks on Nominees Have Not Changed in 45 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: "President Trump has stated he will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court the day after tomorrow. "We do not yet know which legal all-star from his list he will nominate. "But strangely enough, we already do know exactly what the far left will start shouting the instant she or he is introduced. "Isn't that a little curious, w… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Leader Schumer’s Decades-Long History of Politicizing Judicial Confirmations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate history and judicial nominations: "I've already talked a lot about history this week. But before we shift focus to President Trump's nominee, we need to review Senate history one more time. "As we await the hurricane of misrepresentations and bad-faith attacks that seem almost guaranteed to pour out, we need to understand, in clear terms, why our coll… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Schumer “Temper Tantrum” Halted Bipartisan Work on National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Minority Leader Schumer: "Two days ago, the Democratic Leader threatened that if the Senate majority dares to play by the rules and behave like a Senate majority, it would mean 'the end of this supposedly great deliberative body.' "Yesterday, we learned what he meant. We saw important Senate business hurt by what amounted to a temper tantrum. "For some reas… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Democrats’ Threats Against Our Institutions Predate This Vacancy By More Than A Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "I explained yesterday how moving ahead with a vote on the forthcoming Supreme Court nomination will be consistent with history and precedent. "When an election-year nomination to fill an election-year vacancy occurs in divided government, with a Senate and a President of different parties, the historical norm is that such nominations a… Continue Reading


09.21.20

McConnell: “President Trump’s Nominee for this Vacancy will Receive a Vote on the Floor of the Senate”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: "President Trump's nominee for this vacancy will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate. "Now, already, some of the same individuals who tried every conceivable dirty trick to obstruct Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh are lining up to proclaim the third time will be the charm. "The American people are about to witness an a… Continue Reading


09.21.20

McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Our nation is mourning the end of an exceptional American life. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg meant so much to our country. "First and foremost, she was a brilliant, generational legal mind who climbed past one obstacle after another to summit the very pinnacle of her profession. "Justice Ginsburg was a fixture on … Continue Reading


07.02.20

McConnell Sounds Alarm on Democrats’ Threats to Governing Institutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the war on institutions: "Before I discuss the legislation before the Senate, I need to spend a moment on something broader. "Our country needs to confront the Democratic Party's willingness to threaten our governing institutions themselves. "Earlier this year, as the Senate disposed of the least fair, least thorough, and most rushed impeachment in modern h… Continue Reading


05.06.20

McConnell on Judge Walker: A Generational Legal Mind

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Justin Walker of Kentucky to serve on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: "This morning our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee are examining the qualifications of Judge Justin Walker. Judge Walker is a fellow Kentuckian. He is a District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky. And he is President Trump's nominee to serve… Continue Reading


03.05.20

McConnell Defends Judicial Independence Following “Reckless” Schumer Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: 'A few weeks ago, I spoke on this floor about a dangerous trend that threatens our self-government. 'I explained how some in the Democratic Party appear more interested in attacking the institutions of our government than in working within them. How Democrats increasingly respond to political disappointments with extreme claims that our sy… Continue Reading


09.16.19

McConnell on Democrats’ Latest Attack on Justice Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding an unsubstantiated allegation made this weekend against Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "For anybody who's been reading the news the past few days, it's probably felt a little like Groundhog Day. Because, over the last couple of days, leading Democrats have tried to grab onto yet another poorly-sourced, thinly-reported, unsubstantiated allegation … Continue Reading

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