Leader McConnell

Leader McConnell


U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

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The Senate and the nation mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life. My full statement:

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Tune in: I’m about to join @ShannonBream  @foxnewsnight  for my first interview on the Supreme Court vacancy. The Senate will do what we did in 2016: Follow history, follow precedent, and do the job we were elected to do.

Democrats are threatening to attack the foundations of the Senate and the Court if they do not get their way. Here's the problem with this attempted blackmail: They have already been making these threats for many months. They've been campaigning on them for over a year.

Rewarding Democrats’ tactics now would not stop their attacks on our institutions. Their threats predate this new vacancy by over a year. Their recklessness only underscores the importance that we do our job and confirm a nominee who truly respects the Constitution.

Yesterday, Sen. Schumer decided to vent his frustration by blocking a bipartisan Intelligence Committee meeting on counterintelligence with a leading expert on protecting our elections. A partisan temper tantrum is one thing. Jeopardizing national security is a different story.

The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January 20th. There will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since 1792.

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Senate Democrats just voted to filibuster the annual funding for the U.S. armed forces. It’s the second time they have blocked defense funding in two months. We can’t advance it. Remember when Democrats said their impeachment obsession wouldn't stop them from legislating?

Every Senate Democrat just voted against hundreds of billions of dollars of COVID-19 relief. They blocked money for schools, testing, vaccines, unemployment insurance, and the Paycheck Protection Program. Their goal is clear: No help for American families before the election.

Republicans tried several ways to extend unemployment benefits. Democrats blocked them all. They're refusing any more COVID relief for anyone unless they get a massive tax cut for rich people in blue states. The country can’t afford this cynicism. Americans need help now.

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