U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
The ultimate blame for yesterday’s events lies with the unhinged criminals who tried to disrupt our government and with those who incited them. But this fact does not preclude our addressing the shocking failures in the Capitol’s security posture and protocols. My full statement:
The Senate grieves the death of the officer who literally put himself on the line to defend our first branch of gov’t and everybody who works inside it. Our condolences and our prayers are with Officer Sicknick’s family and his colleagues at this terrible time. My full statement:
My full statement on the next seven days and the Senate schedule:
Today we honor one of our nation’s great heroes. Dr. King called on America to truly fulfill our founding principles and provide justice and opportunity for all. His work and his example have brought us a long way and they inspire us to keep working.
Today, before the entire world, the greatest nation in history carried out another peaceful transfer of power. Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris. I look forward to working together everywhere we can and differing respectfully when we must.
Yesterday, Democrats rejected two more GOP aid proposals in the space of two hours. I’ve proposed we set aside remaining sticking points and pass everything we agree on. They say “no.” And they now admit they blocked aid all summer & fall because there was an upcoming election.
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.