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Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky.

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I'd like to focus on finishing up this session, we've got work left to do and we'll see what happens next year.

Mitch McConnell

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1 month ago

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I think the Republican, sort of, core voters in the states what were critical to us, were highly offended by the questioning of the presumption of innocence and the tactics, and I think it was like an adrenaline shot. We were worried about lack of intensity on our side, and I think the Kavanaugh fight certainly provided that. It was extremely helpful.

Mitch McConnell

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1 month ago

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You have to go back to 1880 to find the last time a Senate controlled by a party different from the president filled a vacancy on Supreme Court that was created in the middle of a presidential election year, that's been the history.

Mitch McConnell

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2 months ago

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What I did was entirely consistent with what the history of the Senate has been in that situation going back to 1880.

Mitch McConnell

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2 months ago

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We know the Senate is better than this, we know the nation deserves better than this, let's seize the golden opportunity before us today, confirm a Supreme Court justice who will make us proud.

Mitch McConnell

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2 months ago

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What we know for sure is the FBI report did not corroborate any of the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. And the second thing we know for sure is that there's no way anything we did would satisfy the Democrats.

Mitch McConnell

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2 months ago

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I want to make it clear to these people who are chasing my members around the hall here, or harassing them at the airports, or going to their homes. We will not be intimidated by these people.

Mitch McConnell

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2 months ago

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Hopefully, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, they'll have a vote by the end of the week and it will be a positive vote.

Mitch McConnell

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2 months ago

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Democrats have signaled for months they'd put on whatever performance the far left special interests demanded and throw all the mud, all the mud they could manufacture, even by the far left's standards, this evil, evil smear campaign has hit a new low.

Mitch McConnell

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2 months ago

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As I said earlier, and I think you already know, we have hired a female assistant to go on staff and to ask these questions in a respectful and professional way, we want this hearing to be handled very professionally, not a political sideshow like you saw the -- put on by the Democrats when they were questioning Brett Kavanaugh.

Mitch McConnell

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2 months ago

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Our goal is to have a respectful hearing, it’s not uncommon to have outside counsel to do questioning for this type of hearing. Once the hearing is done, we plan to move forward in the very near future.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
2 months ago

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I am confident we are going to win and he will be confirmed in the near future, i believe he will be confirmed.

Mitch McConnell

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2 months ago

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Even by the far left's standards, this shameful, shameful smear campaign has hit a new low, i want to be perfectly clear about what has taken place. Senate Judiciary Democrats and Senate Democrats allies are trying to destroy a man's personal and professional life on the basis of decades-old allegations.

Mitch McConnell

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2 months ago

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We're going to plow right through it.

Mitch McConnell

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2 months ago

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I think any doubts anybody might have had been dispelled by his virtuoso performance before the The Judiciary Committee.

Mitch McConnell

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3 months ago

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I have total confidence in the attorney general, i think he ought to stay exactly where he is.

Mitch McConnell

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3 months ago

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I have total confidence in the attorney general. I think he ought to stay exactly where he is.

Mitch McConnell

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3 months ago

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I think it's fair to say the passion that John McCain brought to John McCain work was unsurpassed in this body. In more than 30 years as a senator, he never failed to marshal a razor-sharp wit, a big heart and a fiery spirit, when John McCain saw an issue the same way you did, you knew you'd just found your most stalwart ally. You'd thank your lucky stars. Because when you found yourself on the other side of that table, as I think all of us learned, you were in for a different kind of unforgettable experience.

Mitch McConnell

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3 months ago

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As the days turn to weeks, I know we're all eager to come together and collaborate on ways we can continue to honor John McCain memory, generation after generation of Americans will hear about the cocky pilot who barely scraped through Annapolis, but then defended our nation in the skies. Witnessed to our highest values even through terrible torture. Captured the country's imagination through national campaigns that spotlighted many of our highest values and became so integral to the United States Russell Senate, where our nation airs and advances its great debates.

Mitch McConnell

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3 months ago

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I think the Russians need to know that there are a lot of us who fully understand what happened in 2016, and it really better not happen again in 2018.

Mitch McConnell

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4 months ago

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There are a lot of us who fully understand what happened in 2016 and it really better not happen again in 2018.

Mitch McConnell

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4 months ago

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There's a possibility that we may well take up legislation related to this, in the meantime, I think the Russians need to know that there are a lot of us who fully understand what happened in 2016, and it really better not happen again in 2018.

Mitch McConnell

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4 months ago

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I don't know what about my career makes them think I'm easily intimidated, i will not be intimidated by this group of socialists who apparently want open borders.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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We look forward to the confirmation process, which will unfold in the next few weeks.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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President Trump has made a superb choice. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an impressive nominee who is extremely well qualified to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, judge Brett Kavanaugh has sterling academic credentials. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is widely admired for Judge Brett Kavanaugh intellect, experience, and exemplary judicial temperament. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has won the respect of Judge Brett Kavanaugh peers and is highly regarded throughout the legal community. And Judge Brett Kavanaugh judicial record demonstrates a firm understanding of the role of a judge in our Republic : Setting aside personal views and political preferences in order to interpret our laws as they are written.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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Justice Kennedy's resignation letter barely arrived in the President's hands before several Democratic colleagues began declaring their blanket opposition to anyone at all -- anyone -- that the President might name.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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Tonight, President Trump will announce his nominee to fill the current Supreme Court vacancy, we don't know who he will name but we already know exactly what unfair tactics the nominee will face.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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It's a darn shame that's where we are but this epidemic is something that's got all of our attention, and I know it's got the attention of every school superintendent in the country.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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I think Judge Thapar’s absolutely brilliant, with the right temperament.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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That would fundamentally alter the Senate in a way I think we our party would not like in the long-term.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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We have not had a dominant position all that often in the United States Senate. And so the requirement of the Democrats to get 60 votes has saved us from an awful lot of left-wing policies over the years.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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I think he’s absolutely brilliant, with the right temperament.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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I thought Neil Gorsuch was an outstanding appointment. I’m happy to see a Supreme Court right of center, as it was before Justice Scalia passed away.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy successor this fall.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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We'll be addressing the nominee on the floor of the Senate this fall.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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His pen functioned like a lighthouse, helping all of us see more clearly and reason more thoroughly through the most important issues that our nation faced.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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It’s not going to tar anybody, we’re going to fix the problem.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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This modest belt-tightening would in no way infringe on the bipartisan spending deal that senators on both sides agreed to earlier this year. This savings package is 100% unrelated to that agreement. Totally separate, it simply pulls back a small amount of unspent funds from a variety of government accounts.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
5 months ago

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We hope to reach out to the Democrats and see if we can get a result, which means making a law and not just get into some kind of sparring back and forth that leads to no conclusion.

Mitch McConnell

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5 months ago

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The next steps in negotiation will test whether we can get to verifiable deal which enhances the security of Northeast Asia, our allies, and of course the United States.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
6 months ago

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If North Korea does not prove willing to follow through, we and our allies must be prepared to restore the policy of maximum pressure.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
6 months ago

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Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled.Senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the president’s nominees, i ’m damn glad.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
6 months ago

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I'm going to ask him to stay at the leadership table and continue to play a leadership role, he's been an invaluable whip and will continue to be that way in the new Congress.

Mitch McConnell

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6 months ago

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It is open for amendment and we'll see what happens as it moves across the floor.

Mitch McConnell

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6 months ago

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I'm not into playing games this summer, i want to accomplish things.

Mitch McConnell

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6 months ago

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If it came out of the House and the President said he was for it, I'd obviously consider it, what I'm not interested in doing is having another week, and certainly not more than one week, as I said yesterday, spinning our wheels and getting nowhere.

Mitch McConnell

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6 months ago

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I hope we pull back from the brink here because these tariffs will not be good for the economy, and I worry that it will slow, if not impeded significantly, the progress we were making economically for the country.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
6 months ago

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For these situations to work, you have to not want the deal too much, you fall in love with the deal and it's too important (to) you to get it, and the details become less significant, you could get snookered.

Mitch McConnell

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6 months ago

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You fall in love with the deal and it's too important (to) you to get it, and the details become less significant, you could get snookered.

Mitch McConnell

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6 months ago

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And I think for these situations to work, you have to not want the deal too much, if you fall in love with the deal, and it's too important for you to get it, and the details become less significant, you could get snookered.

Mitch McConnell

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6 months ago

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I'm somewhat optimistic based on the conversations I've had with the Democratic leader, that we're going to have a higher level of cooperation than we've had, and we'll see how that works out.

Mitch McConnell

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7 months ago

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I think we're going to have plenty of time to get done what we need to be done if everyone cooperates.

Mitch McConnell

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7 months ago

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Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people. While doing so, Mitch McConnell has gotten rich, in fact, Don Blankenship China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.

Mitch McConnell

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7 months ago

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I know I speak for senators on both sides of the aisle in welcoming our new colleague.

Mitch McConnell

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7 months ago

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Thad’s well-earned reputation as a ‘quiet persuader’ has endeared him to all his colleagues. Whatever the issue at hand, his allies and adversaries have always admired his unfailingly even keel, sober expertise, and respectful demeanor.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
9 months ago

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Advises Trump to support Romney’s Senate bid - NYT :.

Mitch McConnell

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9 months ago

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When the Democrat filibuster of the government funding bill ends, the serious, bipartisan negotiations that have been going on for months now to resolve our unfinished business -- military spending; disaster relief; healthcare; immigration and border security -- will continue, it would be my intention to resolve these issues as quickly as possible … Importantly, when I proceed to the immigration debate, it will have an amendment process that is fair to all sides. But the first step in any of this is re-opening the government and preventing any further delay.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
10 months ago

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Apparently they believe the issue of illegal immigration is more important than anything else, than the government services the American people depend on.

Mitch McConnell

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10 months ago

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We have a commitment on a bipartisan basis to address the DACA issue, we’ll devote floor time to that in January.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
11 months ago

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Mitch McConnell Says No to Ryan’s Dream of Cutting Entitlements in 2018.

Mitch McConnell

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11 months ago

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It’s all really good, it makes the holidays so much better.

Mitch McConnell

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11 months ago

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People who win make policy and others go into something else, we’re going to be supporting people who can win.

Mitch McConnell

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11 months ago

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I’m pretty supportive of legal immigration, the secretary of Transportation came here at age eight not speaking a word of English.

Mitch McConnell

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11 months ago

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Throwing away a seat in the reddest state in America is hard to ignore.

Mitch McConnell

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11 months ago

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I have never refused to go to a bipartisan meeting that a president has called.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

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And the truth is, what people think of me in light of this is far less important than what people think of women who continue to come forward to tell their stories.They deserve to be heard, and believed.And they deserve to know that I am their ally and supporter.I have let them down and am committed to making it up to them.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

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As with all credible allegations of sexual harassment or assault, I believe the Ethics Committee should review the matter, i hope the Democratic Leader will join me on this. Regardless of party, harassment and assault are completely unacceptable –in the workplace or anywhere else.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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That obviously would be a big move for him and for the president.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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It would be a rather unusual beginning.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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I ’ll be supporting it.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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Our new President, of course, has not been in this line of work before. I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
1 year ago

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It doesn’t really matter whether a nominee has been nominated to serve in the judiciary or work as an ambassador … Democrats have time and time again been willing to force needless, needless procedural votes on nominees they actually support.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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It’s a little like being a groundskeeper at a cemetery, everyone’s under you but nobody’s listening.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

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I said to Obama, you will not fill this Supreme Court seat on your way out the door.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

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We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we are committed to advancing our shared agenda together and anyone who suggests otherwise is clearly not part of the conversation.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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Trump had every reason to let McConnell’s words roll off his back. But the president could not help firing back.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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A Congress goes on for two years. Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things [that] need to be done by a certain point, our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before, and I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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It’s time to move on.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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This is clearly a disappointing moment, i regret that our efforts were simply not enough — this time.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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This is clearly a disappointing moment. From skyrocketing costs to plummeting choices and collapsing markets, our constituents have suffered through an awful lot under ObamaCare, we thought they deserved better. It's why I, and many of my colleagues, did as we promised and voted to repeal this failed law. We told our constituents we would vote that way. When the moment came, most of us did. We kept our commitments.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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It is time to move on.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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We have a duty to act. … The president is ready with his pen, we can’t let this moment slip by.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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It’s pretty clear there are not 50 Republicans at the moment for a replacement.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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We all look forward to seeing this American hero again soon.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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I regret the effort to repeal and immediately replace will not be successful, but that doesn’t mean we should give up, it’s regretful that our Democratic colleagues decided early on that they did not want to engage with us to help deliver that relief, but this does not have to be the end of the story.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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We don’t have enough time to address all of these issues.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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No action is not an alternative.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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I'm sure that Senator Warner and Burr will take a look at it, they'll get to the bottom of what happened.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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We're going to do healthcare next week.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

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Once the Senate completes its work on healthcare reform, we will turn to other important issues including the National Defense Authorization Act and the backlog of critical nominations that have been mindlessly stalled by Democrats.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House, we could focus on our agenda, which is the regulations, tax reform, repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
1 year ago

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Well, the working group -- the working group that counts is all 52 of us and we -- we're having extensive meetings, as I said a few minutes ago, every day. Nobody's being excluded based upon gender.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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Obamacare has failed the American people and must be repealed and replaced, as Congress considers this legislation, the administration will continue working to deliver relief and stabilize health markets, and Congress will continue to act on legislation to provide more choices and freedom in health care decisions.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

Politics

The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice, therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
1 year ago

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Yeah, let me tell you the difference, secretary Kerry, I guess in order to reassure the left-leaning members of his own party, said it would sort be like a pinprick. You know, it really would not be of any great consequence. I don't know whether he had in mind knocking out a couple of camels or what. But this was a strike that was well-planned, well-executed, went right to the heart of the matter, which is using chemical weapons. So had I seen that kind of approach by President Obama, I'm sure I would've signed up.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
1 year ago

Politics

If I were one of our Sunni Arab allies watching this, I'd be encouraged that America was back in the business of being more assertive, less passive. That does not mean you are going to send in the troops every time there is a skirmish somewhere, but I thought it was very reassuring.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
1 year ago

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I've had some conversations with Mitt Romney, obviously, I'm an Orrin Hatch supporter. And Orrin has to decide what he wants to do. If he wants to run again, I'm for him.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
1 year ago

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Next time, the balance of the court would be at stake, so the motivation to go nuclear is even stronger. It goes both ways, it's false to say Democrats don't care. But I think it's just not their choice.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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It’s just not necessary based on what we know now, we have a bipartisan investigation underway. .. We don’t need another investigation. It’s being handled appropriately.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

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I would advise President Trump: 'Don't worry about them sticking that label on you. Congress owns the government shutdown brand,' there's no incentive, frankly, for either side to go to the brink.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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They will be relevant to this process.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
1 year ago

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Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week, how that happens really depends on our Democratic friends. How many of them are willing to oppose cloture on a partisan basis to kill a Supreme Court nominee.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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We ’ll know through the course of the week, it’s in the hands of Democrats.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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We are going to get Judge Gorsuch confirmed, it will really be up to (Democrats) how the process to confirm goes moving forward.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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He’ll be on the floor of the Senate next week and confirmed on Friday, we are optimistic that [Dems] will not be successful in keeping this good man from joining the Supreme Court real soon.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

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It's pretty obvious we were not able, in the House, to pass a replacement. Our Democratic friends ought to be pretty happy about that because we have the existing law in place, and I think we are just going to have to see how that works out, we believe it will not work out well, but we'll see. They have an opportunity now to have the status quo, regretfully.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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Honestly, this a pick of the heart, not of the head. I'm not so sure U of L can beat Duke.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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Obamacare has been a huge issue in four straight elections -- 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, the American people have given us an opportunity to govern. We're no longer just floating ideas ... we have an obligation now to the American people to deliver a replacement for Obamacare that is better than the status quo.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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The American people have given us an opportunity to govern. We're no longer just floating ideas ... we have an obligation now to the American people to deliver a replacement for Obamacare that is better than the status quo.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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We confirmed seven Cabinet appointments the day President Obama was sworn in. We didn't like most of them either. But he won the election.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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So all of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration in having not only lost the White House, but having lost the Senate.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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Every day the President-elect and his team continue to denigrate the work of the intelligence community, to the detriment of the agencies' important work and the success of his own presidency.

Mitch McConnell

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1 year ago

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I agree with the (Khans) and families across the country that a travel ban on all members of a religion is simply contrary to American values.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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There’s no time for amendments, we’re up against a July 1 deadline.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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We’re up against a July 1 deadline.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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This is the best and possibly the only action we can take to help Puerto Rico.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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Doing nothing now ... (is) the surest route to both a taxpayer funded bailout of Puerto Rico and a humanitarian crisis for its people.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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I'm hopeful and optimistic that the (Obama) administration will be able to get Democrats on board, and we believe strongly that it’s an approach that appeals to most Republicans.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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You see the same thing here. We have had a regulatory rampage over the last six years. A lot of the people the president has put on these boards and commissions in his government are pursuing policies that we haven't passed in Congress.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
2 years ago

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We ought to be trying to unify, he ought to be trying to unify the party behind him, most of us are committed to supporting him and trying to bring the party together, and I think he needs to play his role on all of that as well.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
2 years ago

Politics

Given where we are today with women in the military performing virtually all kinds of functions, I personally think it would be appropriate for them to register just like men do.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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I'm still looking at it.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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It won't surprise any of you to know, I’d like to elect a president and I'm hoping this process leads to nominating somebody who can win election.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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When Trump calls immigrants rapists and murderers, he's just doing what he's learned from generations of conservatives, the Republican Party has become the party of Trump.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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It is a president's constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice and it is the Senate's constitutional right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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In many ways the Reagan love story was classic Hollywood, but it was unmistakably human too. Hands intertwined, Nancy and Ron rose to the pinnacle of political power, weathered cancer and personal heartbreak, and braved the depths of Alzheimer's cold embrace -- always together. I know every American felt Nancy's immense pain when she, kissing Ronnie's casket, mouthed a tearful farewell to the best friend she once said she couldn't imagine life without.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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Senate Republicans condemn David Duke and the KKK in the strongest terms possible.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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Unless the nominee for President can carry purple states, he's not going to get elected.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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Our presidential candidates are out there beating each other up at the moment, and that's going to solve itself at some point during the process.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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Let’s let the candidates run their race, and we ’ll try to do the people’s business.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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At least Democrats are saying the right things.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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Unless the nominee for president can carry purple states, he's not going to get elected.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
2 years ago

Politics

So what I've said about the presidential race -- and this is as far as I'm going to go so I'll save your time peppering me with questions about the presidential race -- we'd like to have a nominee who can carry purple states.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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So I'm confident we'll have good candidates.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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Those states are going to decide who the president is and those are also going to decide whether we're in the majority or the other guys are.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

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It hasn't happened in a very long time and I think it's highly unlikely to happen, so, it's an interesting thing to discuss but highly unlikely. I don't have any worries about it.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

Politics

The president is making promises he can’t keep, writing checks he can’t cash, and stepping over the middle class to take credit for an ‘agreement’ that is subject to being shredded in 13 months.

Mitch McConnell

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2 years ago

Politics

I think the President would be making a big mistake to try to have that voted on during the election. There's significant pushback all over the place.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

The bare minimum number is ... closer to 10,000, that's what you really need, to continue to flirt with the idea that it's not going to continue only encourages the other side and emboldens the other side.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
3 years ago

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Every place we visited, American prestige is certainly at a low ebb, and there's a great deal of concern about the Russians raising their profile.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
3 years ago

Politics

They pursued a deliberate strategy to force our country into another of their unnecessary crisis. This leaves the funding legislation before us as the only viable way forward in the short term, it does not represent my first, second, third or 23rd choice when it comes to funding the government.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
3 years ago

Top News

It looks to me like they’re pretty dug in, they will have to vote on it at least one (more) time.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
3 years ago

Politics

The American people will give us their judgment about the appropriateness of this measure a year from November.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
3 years ago

Politics

We'll revisit the issue next week and see if maybe any folks want to change their minds.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
3 years ago

Top News

They told us this was an issue too important for political games, but that was last week, apparently.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
3 years ago

Top News

As I understand the law ... we have to act before Sept, 17, which is next week, or the deal does forward.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
3 years ago

Top News

I would remind all of your viewers: The way you make a law in this country, the Congress has to pass it and the President has to sign it.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
3 years ago

Politics

Our Democratic friends want to spend more on everything. We'd like to spend more on defense. And so there will be a sort of grand negotiation here in the fall between the two sides over just how big the discretionary budget of the United States government ought to be and how it ought to be spent.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
3 years ago

Politics

The way you make a law in this country (is) the Congress has to pass it, and the president has to sign it, the president's made it very clear he's not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood -- so that's another issue that awaits a new president hopefully with a different point of view.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
3 years ago

Latest Headlines

Perhaps the most-challenging issue now relates to amendments, supporters of the Ex-Im Bank are demanding a vote to reauthorize it. They’ve made clear they’re ready to stop all other amendments if denied that opportunity. They’ve already proven they have the votes to back up that threat, too.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

It's always the administration, not Congress, that carries the burden of proof in a debate of this nature, and it seems the administration today has a long way to go with Democrats and Republicans alike.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
3 years ago

Politics

This president has been involved in ... talking to a lot of countries: talk, talk, talk. And Cuba is a good example. He thinks that simply by engaging with them we get a positive result.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
3 years ago

Top News

It appears as if the administration's approach to this was to reach whatever agreement the Iranians are willing to enter into, so I think it's going to be a very hard sell -- if it's completed -- in Congress.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
3 years ago

Politics

It wasn't easy. Many thought it would never happen.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Top News

I've enjoyed working with the president on this issue.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Top News

Davis's sole connection to Kentucky is that he was born there, he subsequently moved to Mississippi and Kentucky, of course, did not succeed from the Union.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

He subsequently moved to Mississippi and Kentucky, of course, did not succeed from the Union.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

Maybe a better place for that would be the Kentucky History Museum, which is also in the state Capitol. In regards to all the statues that are in this building, I honestly am not aware of what we have and don't have.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
3 years ago

Politics

ObamaCare was the single worst piece of legislation that’s been passed in the last half century, the single biggest step in the direction of Europeanizing our country. Premiums are going up, copayments are going up, deductibles are going up. What we will do, Bret, is offer a proposal to protect the American people.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

Depending on what the Supreme Court decides, we will have a proposal that protects the American people from a very bad law.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

Well, I think we have to see what the Supreme Court decides before we announce a proposal to deal with it.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

There's no question that this will lengthen the amount of time it takes us to connect the dots.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Company News

Whatever one thinks of the proposed new system, there needs to be a basic assurance that it will function as its proponents say it will.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Company News

This can go on as long or as short as senators prefer, i cannot tell you with specificity when the vote will occur. But it will come when no senator is seeking recognition.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

My colleagues, here is where we are: We are unable to clear any short-term extensions.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

Steve Vladeck said the critics have a point. There is no question that the USA Freedom Act is better than the McConnell [ clean ] bill, but I also think there is no question that the act that passed the House does n’t go nearly as far as other reform bills that have been introduced, the question is now : What kind of compromise is everyone going to be happy with ?

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

It's President Obama who says the far left’s arguments don't 'stand the test of fact and scrutiny,' it's President Obama who says the far left is just ‘making stuff up.’ And it’s President Obama who warns the far left about 'ignoring realities.'.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Top News

Not only have these tools kept us safe, there has not been a single incidence, not one, of an intentional abuse of them.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Top News

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act offers the best chance for our constituents, through the Congress they elect, to weigh in on the White House's negotiations with Iran, these talks have devolved into something else altogether. Instead of ending Iran's nuclear program, the interim agreement would actually bestow international blessing for Iran to continue it.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

Known for his searing intellect, fiercely competitive spirit, and quick wit, John Heyburn untangled countless legal knots and delivered sweeping legal opinions on cases of incredible complexity.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

US News

I still expect to see a vigorous debate this week. I still expect to see a robust amendment process.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Top News

As soon as we finish the trafficking bill ... we’ll move to the president's nominee for attorney general, hopefully in the next day or so.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

I'm glad we can say there is a bipartisan proposal that will allow us to complete action on this important legislation, so we can provide help to the victims who desperately need it.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Top News

When the American people choose divided government, they’re not saying they don't want anything done.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

The trade promotion authority legislation introduced today represents a real step forward on policy that has enjoyed long-standing bipartisan support, and will help expand markets for American goods and services.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

It's another reminder of a new Republican Congress that's back to work, and while no bill will ever be perfect, this legislation is a sensible compromise with wide bipartisan support.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Latest Headlines

Honestly it's my hope that the amendments are not approved, because we need to get this bill down to the president for signature before midnight.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Latest Headlines

The parameters of the interim deal, in essence, establish an internationally recognized, 10-year nuclear research and development program. Until we know more about Iran's previous research, no nation can be sure of what Iran may have developed covertly already.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
3 years ago

Politics

In parallel to the gathering for this dangerous agreement, the proxies of Iran in the Middle East are carrying out a wide occupation of Yemen, the Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is very dangerous to mankind and needs to be stopped.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Top News

I look forward to enjoying Chico’s Bakery pepperoni rolls as I watch UK play in the Elite Eight game.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
3 years ago

US News

Another heavy dose of sanctions would be an appropriate remedy if there's no agreement at all.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

We have to finish the human trafficking bill, the Loretta Lynch nomination comes next.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

This will have an impact on the timing of considering a new attorney general.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

Congress must be involved in reviewing and voting on an agreement reached between this White House and Iran.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

I am encouraged by the growing support for the bipartisan Corker-Menendez Iran bill and look forward to working through the committee process to build additional support.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Top News

Senate Democrats -- especially those who've voiced opposition to the President's executive overreach — should end their partisan filibuster of Department of Homeland Security funding.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

The House’s pretty clear we ca n’t get anywhere in the Senate. The next move is obviously up to The House. It’s clearly stuck.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

Today's Democrat Party seems willing to go to any extreme to protect the kind of executive overreach President Obama once described as 'not how our democracy functions' -- even to block Homeland Security funding to get its way.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

But, over a distinguished two-decade career, this workhorse of the Senate would prove he was anything but.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

People

'a dumb country boy with dirt between his toes.’.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Latest Headlines

If we're unable to do that, then we'll let you know what comes next.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
3 years ago

Politics

Tuesday can be a new day, this can be the moment the president pivots to a positive posture. This can be a day when he promotes serious realistic reforms that focus on economic growth and don't just spend more money we don't have. We're eager for him to do so.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
3 years ago

Latest Headlines

My first choice is to try to pass the bill.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Politics

Joni understands that middle-class Americans want Congress to get back to work and that they want Washington to get refocused on their concerns, instead of those of the political class.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
3 years ago

Politics

They want us to look for things to agree on and see if we can make some progress for the country.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
3 years ago

Energy

Bipartisan jobs bills will see the light of day and will make it to the president's desk, and he'll have to make decisions about ideology versus creating jobs for the middle class, there's a lot we can get done together if the president puts his famous pen to use signing bills rather than vetoing legislation his liberal allies don't like.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Latest Headlines

Look at Vietnam, we normalized relations with them and they are a Communist regime that still represses people. Sometimes engagement works, sometimes it doesn't.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Top News

This is a serous threat to the United States.

Mitch McConnell

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3 years ago

Top News

People want jobs and this project will create well-paying high-wage jobs for our people, we're optimistic we can pass it and put it on the president's desk.

Mitch McConnell

Found on FOX News
3 years ago

Politics

People want jobs. And this project will create well-paying, high-wage jobs for our people and it certainly does enjoy a lot of bipartisan support.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
3 years ago

Top News

I would hope senators on both sides will offer energy-related amendments but there will be no effort to micromanage the amendment process and we'll move forward and hopefully be able to pass a very important job-creating bill early in the session.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
3 years ago

Top News

By any objective standard the president got crushed in this election. So I’ve been perplexed by the reaction since the election, the sort of in your face dramatic move to the left. I don’t know what we can expect in terms of reaching bipartisan agreement.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
4 years ago

Politics

I think that's a pretty responsible way to go forward. It doesn't shut anything down but also doesn't give the Department of Homeland Security a full year's funding and guarantees a kind of ongoing discussion about this whole issue.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
4 years ago

Politics

I think everyone agrees on a bipartisan basis those are the three things we must do here at the end of the session -- fund the government, make sure we don't have any retroactive tax increases and follow the tradition of many years which is to pass a National Defense Authorization Act, i'm confident the Senate will do that before we depart for the holidays.

Mitch McConnell

Found on CNN
4 years ago

Politics

We need to quit that kind of rattling the economy.

Mitch McConnell

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4 years ago

Politics

We need to quit, you know, kind of rattling the economy with things that are perceived by the voters as disturbing.

Mitch McConnell

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4 years ago

Top News

We're considering a variety of options, But make no mistake. When the newly elected representatives of the people take their seats, they will act.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
4 years ago

Politics

The voters have not endorsed the failures or excesses of the president's first term, they have simply given him more time to finish the job they asked him to do together with a Congress that restored balance to Washington after two years of one-party control.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
4 years ago

Election 2012

If our aim is to degrade and destroy ISIL, as the president has said, then that's going to require smart policies and firm determination. At a minimum, we shouldn't be doing anything to make the situation worse.

Mitch McConnell

Found on Reuters
4 years ago

Politics

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