‘This isn’t the last four years, when we were reaching bipartisan government funding agreements, bipartisan appropriations, and bipartisan COVID bills. Democrats are making different choices. ‘
“This whole effort is prompted by coordinated lies about commonsense election laws that various states have passed.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: “Providing … More
‘Much higher taxes on employers and job creators. Targeted tax hikes to hit small businesses and family farms. Pulling more Americans into the death tax. This tax-hiking wish list would add up to one of the biggest tax hikes in American history. At exactly the time their liberal policies already have our economy sputtering.’
‘[T]his failure was entirely avoidable. The consequences were foreseeable. And the stain of our retreat has left America more endangered, less credible, and with fewer capabilities in the face of real and growing terrorist threats.’
“Twenty years later, terrorists still wish us harm. Determination and vigilance are still our duty.”
“This was a disgraceful and disastrous departure that will allow the Taliban and Al Qaeda to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by having complete control of Afghanistan.”
‘There is no consistent or factual standard being applied here. It’s just a fake narrative gaining speed by its own momentum… Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and push bad ideas that citizens reject at the ballot box.’
“The filibuster pre-dates the debates over civil rights. It goes back to the beginning of the country.”
If our Democratic colleagues really believe what they’re saying, did they themselves use a racist tool against Senator Scott’s police reform bill last year? Did they use a racist relic when they delayed the CARES Act or blocked legislation to protect unborn babies who can feel pain?
Pro-worker prosperity does not entail having Big Government politicians or Big Labor bosses micromanage every aspect of the economy to suit liberal fads.
‘This isn’t about principle. It’s just an attempt to use a temporary majority to pull off a permanent partisan power grab.”
‘Yesterday, Secretary Mayorkas testified, quote, ‘the border is secure and the border is not open.’ Yet the situation on our southern border has required FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to be called in. So either this is the first time FEMA has been deployed just to admire a situation that is going smoothly, or the Administration is not being straight with the American people.’
‘This chaos would not open up an express lane to liberal change. It would not open up an express lane for the Biden presidency to speed into the history books. The Senate would be more like a hundred-car pile-up. Nothing moving.’
“I’m not sure how much capital these officials have to micromanage backyard barbecues.”
We pause today, at the one-year mark, to remember and mourn.