Words matter. These are the best Mitch McConnell Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
It’s time Congress got its priorities straight.
The Senate is not the sort of place where instant gratification, I should say, is very likely.
The border is way more porous than it should be, and I think we’d be open to discussing anything that enhances border security.
The American people gave us a new majority in 2014.
In the last 100 years, three presidents suffered big defeats in Congress in their first term and then won reelection: Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and the most recent example, Bill Clinton.
I always think a debt ceiling is a good tool to carry something.
President Obama had two Supreme Court nominees in his first term. There was no filibuster against them.
Syria and Iran have always had a pretty tight relationship, and it looks to me like they just cooked up a press release to put out to sort of restate the obvious. They’re both problem countries; we know that. And this doesn’t change anything.
The Senate is allowed to work the way it was designed to – meaning a place where nothing is decided without a good dose of deliberation and debate, as well as input from both the majority and minority parties – it arrives at a result that is acceptable to people all along the political spectrum.
NATO is the most important military alliance in world history.
The country is yearning for a change. I’d rather take my chances on somebody new, particularly with regard to the Supreme Court.
Some contend that, by fulfilling our promise to the American people, we’re somehow trying to go back to the way things were before ObamaCare – which we all know is untrue.
You can give to Americans for Prosperity or something else – a variety of different ways to push back against the party of government.
I certainly would like to see the war on coal come to an end.
America’s a land of second opportunities.
The greatest way to ensure stability in our laws is to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate in some way in the passage.
No matter how unusual a personality may be who gets elected to office, there are constraints in this country. You don’t get to do anything you want to. So I’m very optimistic about America.
Americans don’t think we should be raising taxes on anybody, especially in the middle of a recession.
Bills should go through committee.
While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency.
The Frist fairness rule guarantees up-or-down votes for every circuit court or Supreme Court nomination, regardless of which party controls the Senate or the White House.
I think we need to respect the wishes of voters. They have been busily at work making these decisions in primary after primary after primary.
No matter what a candidate for president may say during the campaign, once someone is sworn in, they are constrained by the Constitution – about what the Constitution allows and doesn’t allow, what the law allows and doesn’t allow.
Mitt Romney has spent his entire life finding ways to solve problems.
A reporter asked recently, ‘What keeps you up at night?’ I replied that I generally sleep well, but if I ever do have trouble, I don’t have to count sheep. I count all the states I’m glad I’m not the governor of.
Today, Democrats not only have the White House; they have the Senate too. So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve, while at the same recognizing that realism should never be confused with capitulation.
If the idea behind Obamacare was to get everyone covered, that’s one of the many failures.
Our friends on the other side decided early on they didn’t want to engage with us in a serious way, a serious way to help those suffering under Obamacare.
Mitt Romney has never been resigned to what someone else said was possible. He cut his own path. That’s why he believes in his heart that America has a future full of opportunity and hope. And that’s why when Mitt Romney looks down the road, he sees a country that’s ready for a comeback.
What I have said is, when the American people elect divided government, what are they saying? I think they’re saying we know you have differences of opinion on big things.
A lot of us were wondering, what is Trump really going to be like? He used to support Democrats and have various views earlier in his life about politics.
For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems. He hasn’t been working to earn reelection. He’s been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour.
I think the important thing to remember here is that we haven’t been attacked again at home since September of 2001.
Trump was able to convey – oddly enough a message from a billionaire who lives in Manhattan – a genuine concern for people who felt kind of left off, who felt offended by all the political correctness they see around them.
To call this a recovery is an insult to recoveries.
By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren’t.
If there’s any country in the world that doesn’t deserve sanctions relief, it’s Russia.
America being a force is a lot more than building up the Defense Department.
Almost without exception, President Obama begins serious policy discussions by explaining why everyone else is wrong. After he assigns straw men to your views, he enthusiastically attempts to knock them down with a theatrically earnest re-litigation of what you’ve missed about his brilliance.
Almost never does a candidate with high negatives have much of a coattail effect.
Our nation has a regrettable history of drawing down our forces and readiness after each conflict, only to find ourselve ill-prepared for the next great struggle.
The White House has a choice: They can change course, or they can double down on a vision of government that the American people have roundly rejected.
The majority in the Senate is prepared to restore the Senate’s traditions and precedents to ensure that regardless of party, any president’s judicial nominees, after full and fair debate, receive a simple up-or-down vote on the Senate floor.
As I’ve said repeatedly over the last few years, the war on coal was not a result of anything Congress passed; there was no legislation.
My view is that Trump will not change the Republican Party, America’s right-of-center party. If he brings in new followers, that’s great, and well worth the effort, but he will not change the Republican Party.
I’m not going to critique every utterance of the president.
Are we still a country that takes risks, that innovates, that believes anything is possible? Or are we a country that is resigned to whatever liberty the government decides to dish out?
I don’t think there should be a litmus test on judges, no matter who the president is.
Everybody has barriers to overcome, some more than others. I don’t want to act like I’m all that unique. America’s full of stories like mine. This is a special country with enormous opportunity for those who don’t quit.
After adding trillions to the debt on big-government policies most Americans didn’t ask for and which we couldn’t afford, Democratic leaders say they need more money, which they intend to take from small business, even though small businesses create the majority of new jobs.
My job is to try to protect jobs in Kentucky now, not speculate about science in the future.
I don’t think there is any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does.
The Russians are clearly a big adversary, and they demonstrated it by trying to mess around in our election.
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.
The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.
We need to be honest with the public.
The president feels not only do we need to change these rogue regimes, but even our friendly allies, who really basically have, sort of, benign dictatorships, need to get with the program if they want to have long-term security and prosperity from terrorism.
Putin is a former KGB agent. He’s a thug. He was not elected in a way that most people would consider a credible election.
There is a lot of room for improvement in Social Security. We owe our children the most financially sound system possible. They will have paid into it their entire working lives. They deserve to be protected by it. for our children and grandchildren.
The implication here is that those who came to America legally over the years are somehow second-class citizens.
Americans are too speedy.
I think we know enough now to know that Donald Trump is doing the same kinds of things that Jeb Bush would have done or Marco Rubio would have done or Mitt Romney would have done.