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07.17.19

McConnell on the Passing of Justice John Paul Stevens

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court John Paul Stevens: "First, this morning, the Senate recognizes the death of a distinguished American. We received word last night that the remarkable life of former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens had come to a close at the age of 99. Justice Stevens served for 34 years on the nation's highest court.… Continue Reading


06.04.19

McConnell Receives Distinguished Leader Award at Susan B. Anthony List Annual Gala

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) received the Distinguished Leader Award at last night's 12th Annual Susan B. Anthony List Gala. The following are Leader McConnell's remarks as delivered: "Thank you very much, all of you. Particularly Diane and Marjorie for all you've done and for having me here tonight. I deeply appreciate this honor. Look, it's always good to be with friends and fellow travelers. And we've shared especially exciting times over the past c… Continue Reading


04.25.19

McConnell Addresses Hillsdale College

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday April 15, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) traveled to Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan to accept an honorary degree. Leader McConnell delivered remarks on his career-long efforts to defend the Constitution and the major constitutional challenges facing our nation today. In addition to the excerpts below, his full speech is available on YouTube. On judicial confirmations: "I believe these lifetime appointments are the single most important thi… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Court Packing: A Radical Proposal Dead and Buried by Bipartisan Consensus for Almost a Century

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' attempt at "court-packing:" "Now, this week, the American people saw our Democratic colleagues go on the record on a truly astonishing policy proposal. After months of enthusiastic declarations of support, after tripping over one another to prove their devotion to the far-left core of the new Democratic Party, the vast majority of our colleagues across the ai… Continue Reading


10.09.18

Justice Kavanaugh Hears First Supreme Court Arguments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "Yesterday, I was honored to attend the ceremonial swearing-in for the newest member of our Supreme Court -- Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Justice Kavanaugh's remarks yesterday affirmed yet again what his record and his testimony clearly told us: He will be a thoughtful, fair-minded justice who's committed to applying … Continue Reading


10.06.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be an Excellent Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate vote to confirm the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity... "Those are the words of Henry Clay, Kentucky's own. They underscore that the decision United States Senators will make today will echo in the h… Continue Reading


10.05.18

Senate Votes to Advance Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "It was 88 days ago that President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is a nominee of the highest caliber -- a brilliant legal mind and an accomplished jurist with a proven devotion to the rule of law. To… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is Stunningly and Totally Qualified for This Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The Senate is considering the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. When the noise fades, when the uncorroborated mud washes away, what's left is the distinguished nominee who stands before us. An acclaimed judge who… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Leader McConnell Files Cloture on the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor and filed cloture on the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "This evening, the Senate will receive the results of the FBI's supplemental background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This is now the seventh time the FBI has looked into Judge Kavanaugh's background. And this information comes on top of what has already been one of the… Continue Reading


10.03.18

‘One of the Most Impressive, Stunningly Qualified Nominees in Our Nation’s History’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "I think it's safe to say the national spectacle the professional left has created around Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process has now reached some kind of fever pitch. It has been 17 days since Dr. Ford's confidential correspondence was leaked to the press. Seventeen days of a feed… Continue Reading


10.02.18

Senate Democrats Continue to Move Goalposts on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Yesterday, I said that if we stop and listen, we can practically hear the Democrats trying to move the goalposts on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Remember, before Judge Kavanaugh was even named, several Democrats on the Judiciary Committee indicated they'd oppose whom… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Senate to Vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The confirmation process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, one of the most qualified and most impressive Supreme Court nominees in our nation's history, is moving forward. On Friday, the Judiciary Committee reported his nomination favorably. Then, here on the floor, we officially moved to take u… Continue Reading


09.28.18

Senate Begins Consideration of the Kavanaugh Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "For the information of all our colleagues, there were two very significant developments today. This morning, the Judiciary Committee reported out Judge Kavanaugh favorably. All eleven Republican members of the Judiciary Committee voted in favor of reporting him out with a favorable recomm… Continue Reading


09.26.18

McConnell: Chairman Grassley Has Worked to Put Together a Fair Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Tomorrow morning, the Senate and the American people will hear from Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford under oath. We will hear sworn testimony from both of them regarding the allegation of 30-plus-year-old misconduct that Dr. Ford has raised. It goes without saying, but … Continue Reading


09.25.18

Democrats Handled Allegations Irresponsibly, Chairman Grassley Will Not

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "In the past week and a half, the American people have seen a confusing and chaotic process play out here in the U.S. Senate. They've seen uncorroborated, decades-old allegations of wrongdoing pop up in the press at the last minute, just as Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process was … Continue Reading


09.24.18

‘Judge Kavanaugh is a Man of Strong Character and Tremendous Integrity’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Let me start with a quote: 'I'm going to fight this nomination with everything I've got.' That was the Democratic Leader on television mere hours after Judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court. Others pledged their opposition before he was even named. Before they'd reviewe… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Judge Kavanaugh Welcomes the Opportunity to Address the Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Yesterday, Chairman Grassley announced the Judiciary Committee will continue its hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on Monday morning. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford of California and Judge Kavanaugh have both been invited to testify under oath. "Dr. Ford will… Continue Reading


09.17.18

Chairman Grassley Will Continue ‘By The Book’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "It has been 70 days since the president nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. For more than two months, the Senate has pored over Judge Kavanaugh's professional record. We've reviewed the 300-plus opinions he has authored while serving on the D.C… Continue Reading


09.12.18

The Nation Saw Judge Kavanaugh’s Intellectual Brilliance and Thoughtful Temperament

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Last week, the nation watched the president's outstanding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, testify before the Judiciary Committee. They saw Chairman Grassley guide the committee with gracious, strong leadership and an incredible amount of patience. The Chairman deserves our gr… Continue Reading


09.06.18

Judge Kavanaugh is an Impressive, Brilliant and Mainstream Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Day Two of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings proved to be a marathon session. For 13 hours, Judge Kavanaugh was grilled by our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee. Through that testing, the Senate got to see exactly why the American Bar Association deemed this nominee to be '… Continue Reading

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