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I think all of that is going to be handled by the special counsel and the Senate intelligence committee, and I'm confident in their ability to do the
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May 24 2017 Trump Presidency
Mitch McConnell has been quoted 439 times. The one recent article where Mitch McConnell has been quoted is Hate the tweets, love the agenda: U.S. Senate's McConnell on Trump. Most recently, Mitch McConnell was quoted as having said, “He knows, as you all know, that I've not been a fan of the tweets and the extracurricular comments. I said last week we could do with a little less drama. The reason I'm smiling - obviously, he's disinclined to take my advice on some things. But it has not impaired the ability to communicate and convey my opinion, which I do frequently. This was a guy who was giving fund-raisers for (Senate Democratic leader) Chuck Schumer four or five years ago.”.
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The president's budget, as we all know, is a recommendation. We'll be taking into account what the president is recommending but it will not be determinative in every

She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she

Our members want to deliver on repeal and replace of Obamacare. They're really excited about fixing this broken tax

If the GOP loses the Montana and Georgia special elections, then that would make people more open to [impeachment].feedback

It would be helpful if the president spent more time on things we're trying to

I think it would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White

I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things, so that we can focus on our agenda, which is deregulations, tax reform, repealing and replacing

I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things so that we can focus on our

I think the most important thing is for the president to pick somebody who's apolitical, who clearly has a deep law enforcement background. Historically it's been a solid law enforcement professional without a background in elective office. That's the kind of person who ought to be in the job, and I think it would also make an important statement about the president

It would serve the country well and lead to, I think, a more bipartisan

I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things, so that we can focus on our

In just a few short months, we have turned a significant corner from how things operated under the Obama administration. Instead of going around Congress to push through regulations, the president is working with us to ease the

We're going to be an enthusiastic supporter almost all the

Like millions of people around the world, the last thing I look at at night and the first thing I look at in the morning is my iPhone. Unlike millions of people around the world, I think of Harrodsburg, Ky., and this amazing Gorilla Glass that you guys make here. We are going to try, through comprehensive tax reform, to make both of these corporations be in a better position to compete with other companies in other

To those who've suffered from the failures of Obamacare: We hear you. Congress is

Partisan calls should not delay the considerable work of [Senate Intelligence Committee] Chairman [Richard] Burr and Vice Chairman [Mark] Warner. Too much is at

Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike. When things calm down, they will be thanking me!feedback

Today we'll no doubt hear calls for a new investigation which could only serve to impede the current work being

Once the Senate receives a nomination, we look forward to a full, fair and timely confirmation process to fill the Director position. This is a critical role that is especially important as America faces serious threats at home and

This is what we have now, our Democratic colleagues complaining about the removal of an F.B.I. director whom they themselves repeatedly and sharply

The working group that counts is all 52 of us. Nobody is being excluded based upon gender ... Everybody's at the table.

Nobody's being excluded based on gender. You need to write about what's actually happening, and we're having extensive discussions about the real issues. Everybody's at the

Nobody is being excluded based on

This process will not be quick or simple or easy, but it must be

We've had very candid conversations about that. And as you can see, my advice has not made a bit of

Congress will continue to act on legislation to provide more choices and freedom in health care

After years of an administration that failed to get serious on border security, this bill provides the largest border-security funding increase in a

When they send it over here, it'll be a real big challenge on the Senate side as well, and you'll have an opportunity to file lots of stories about the discussions as we move toward trying to achieve

I look forward to the House passing the bill today so that we can take it up and send it to President Trump for his signature

It's no secret that this has been a big issue in the last four campaigns, and we're going to continue to work on it. And when they send it over here, it'll be a real big challenge on the Senate side as

His extensive work in the private sector will serve him well as he looks to strengthen our financial markets, thereby supporting American businesses, boosting job creation, and spurring economic

It would fundamentally change the way the Senate has worked for a very long time. We're not going to do

To get results in the Senate, as all of you know, it requires some Democratic participation and

I don't think we should act as if we're going to be in the majority

Who would be the biggest beneficiary of that right now? It would be the majority, right?feedback

Talks on government funding legislation have continued throughout the week on a bipartisan, bicameral

Some of the things that were said during the campaign, I think he now knows simply aren't the way things ought to be. He's learning the

I think it's pretty clear we're going to have to use a reconciliation vehicle because today's Democratic party is very different from the Democratic party in the 80s. I can tell you my preference is that we treat businesses of all types similarly. Most businesses are not

So we'll have to reach an agreement among

We're hoping to reach an agreement in the next few days on how to process the entire bill through September 30th. I don't want to speculate about whether that can actually clear this

I look forward to more productive conversation with senators, our House colleagues, and the White House so that we can get this important work done quite

Today's Democratic Party seems to be preoccupied with wealth transfer from those who have done well to those who have done less well. So we'll have to reach an agreement among

The only reason that we were able to do them is they were 51-vote

It seems to me that neither side benefits from sort of a government-shutdown scenario again in September. Exactly how we get from here to there, I couldn't tell you

Indeed, if through this limited strike the President's credibility is not restored, because Assad uses chemical weapons again, what then? Add new targets aimed at toppling the regime which end up jeopardizing control of these same chemical weapons stashes – allowing them to fall into the hands of Al Qaeda or others intent on using them against the United States or our allies. Where would the cycle of escalation end?feedback

I've concluded that being credible on Syria requires presenting a credible response, and having a credible strategy. And for all the reasons I've indicated, this proposal [to attack Syria for use of chemical weapons] just doesn't pass muster. The President's proposal seems fundamentally flawed, since if it's too narrow it may not deter Assad's further use of chemical weapons. But if it's too broad, it risks jeopardizing the security of these same stockpiles, potentially putting them into the hands of

The President's delayed response was to call for a show of force, for targeted, limited strikes against the regime. We have been told that the purpose of these strikes is to deter and degrade the Assad regime's ability to use chemical

I'm hoping that, after this two-week break, people are going to be in a more friendly mood. Now we pivot into a period where, with the exception of whatever we're going to do on tax reform, Democrats will be full

We all understand that's what makes the Senate the

I don't interpret this as a first step toward anything else in particular other than trying to eliminate or at least make sure [Syria] knows what the consequences are for doing

The practical result of where we are now is we're back to where we were as late as 2000. As "the most consequential decision I've ever been involved

I support both the action and the objective. In the days ahead, I am committed to working with the administration to continue developing a counter-ISIL strategy that hastens the defeat of ISIL and establishes objectives for dealing with the Assad regime in a manner that preserves the institutions of government in an effort to prevent a failed

This is a person of extraordinary credentials who will bring honor to the Supreme Court for many, many years to come. So it is indeed a proud

I would be the beneficiary – and my party would be the beneficiary – of changing that. I'm opposed to changing that. I think that's what fundamentally changes the

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

As I look back on my career, I think the most consequential decision I've ever been involved in was the decision to let the president being elected last year pick the Supreme Court

The strike was well-planned, well-executed [and] was certainly more than a pin-prick. Don't use chemical weapons

It'll be great to have a fellow Westerner on the court!feedback

This will be the first and last partisan filibuster of the Supreme

This is the latest escalation in the left's never-ending judicial war, the most audacious yet, and it cannot and will not

If you truly cannot support the nomination of this eminently qualified nominee, then at least allow the bipartisan majority of the Senate that supports Gorsuch to take an up-or-down vote. You already deployed the 'nuclear option' in 2013, don't trigger it again in

This will be the first, and last, partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee. This is the latest escalation in the left's never-ending judicial war, the most audacious yet, and it cannot and will not

There is still time for them to support a nominee who even longtime Democrats have praised, or at the very least, do not block him with the first successful partisan filibuster in American

There's not a single Senator in the majority who thinks we ought to change the legislative filibuster. Not

Democrats are bowing to hard-left special interests that can't get over the results of the election and thus are demanding complete Democratic opposition to everything this president

Democrats would filibuster Ruth Bader Ginsburg if President Donald Trump nominated her. There is simply no principled reason to oppose this exceptional, exceptional Supreme Court nominee.

Democrats are now being pushed by far-left interest groups into doing something truly detrimental to this body and to our country. They seem to be hurtling toward the abyss this time, and trying to take the Senate with

I guarantee you, it is a decision that, if they actually go through with it, they will live to regret. Let me assure you: This Pandora's box, once opened, will be utilized again and again by future majorities – and it will make the meaningful consensus-building that has served our nation so well a relic of the

It's not too late for our friends to do the right thing. The future of the Senate will hang on their

Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week. How that happens will really depend on what will happen with our Democratic

It's not too late for our Democratic colleagues to make the right

I think they clearly laid out that they're going wherever the facts take them. We don't need yet another investigation. We know the FBI is looking at it from their

I don't think the legislative filibuster is in

This regulation is an unnecessary restriction on states that know their residents' own needs

Gorsuch will come out of committee, will be on the floor of the Senate next week and confirmed on Friday. We fully anticipate getting an outcome before the end of April. We have to,

America being a force is a lot more than building up the Defense Department. Diplomacy is important, extremely important, and I don't think these reductions at the State Department are appropriate because many times diplomacy is a lot more effective – and certainly cheaper – than military

Our Democratic friends now have the law that they wrote in place and we'll see how that works

We're going to get Judge Gorsuch

Democrats and Republicans . . . are working together on this, and we fully anticipate getting an outcome prior to the end of

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're just going to have to see how that works out. We believe it will not work out well, but we'll see. I want to thank the president and the speaker, they went all out to try to pass repeal and replacement. Sorry that didn't

I say to my friends on the other side of the aisle, you will regret this, and you may regret it a lot sooner than you

Obamacare is failing the American people and I deeply appreciate the efforts of the speaker and the president to keep our promise to repeal and replace it, . I share their disappointment that this effort came up

We will reach a conclusion on health care next week. We'll either pass something that will achieve a goal that we've been working on, or

If the House passes something, I will bring it up. We'll try to move it across the floor next

We thought – correctly, I think – that the only way the American people would know that a great debate was going on was if the measures were not bipartisan. When you hang the 'bipartisan' tag on something, the perception is that differences have been worked out, and there's a broad agreement that that's the way

I would hate to be a Republican whose vote prevented us from keeping the commitment we've made to the American people for almost 10 years

If there aren't 60 votes for a nominee like Neil Gorsuch it's appropriate to ask the question is there any nominee any Republican president could make that Democrats would approve. Gorsuch will be confirmed I just can't tell you exactly how that will happen

[C]loture could be invoked, it could not be invoked. All I can tell you is Judge Gorsuch is going to be

This is a futile gesture, it's playing to the mob, saying resist to everything. Gorsuch will be confirmed I just can't tell you exactly how that will happen,

The president has been very effective in helping in the House with the health care bill. And we intend, once it comes over from the House, to have the president weigh in with our folks as well. America being a force is a lot more than building up the Defense Department. Diplomacy is important, extremely important, and I don't think these reductions at the State Department are appropriate because many times diplomacy is a lot more effective – and certainly cheaper – than military

As you know, I played arguably the single biggest role in having the vacancy there. And politically, oddly enough, not only did it not hurt our guys who were running, it actually helped the president bring Republicans home, and he ended up getting 90 percent of the Republican vote, just like Mitt Romney did, and the single biggest issue was, who do I want to make this Supreme Court

Of course the American people should have a say in the court's direction. It is the president's constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice. And it is the Senate's right to act as a check on a president and withhold its

Our folks are so excited to have a pro-coal president and we thank you so much for being on our

I'm amused by the Democrats apparently warming up to the idea that threatening to shut down the government's a good

I'm pleased to see an increased focus on our national security and veterans' budgets. These are positive steps in the right direction. I look forward to reviewing this and the full budget when it is released later this

Regarding the projection of fewer people purchasing, I think that's the inevitable result of the government not making you purchase something you may not want. And so we are hoping to have a more vibrant market that will attract a greater number of people to actually be able to buy, at an affordable cost, insurance that actually makes sense for them rather than one prescribed by the

The diplomatic portion of the federal budget is very

When you have a president of another party you can freelance all you want to but now we have an actual chance to change the

We believe it would be inappropriate to insist on the inclusion of such funding in a must-pass appropriations bill that is needed for the Republican majority in control of the Congress to avert a government shutdown so early in President Trump's

I hope colleagues on both sides will show him the fair consideration he deserves, the same fair consideration we showed to all four of the Supreme Court nominees of Presidents Obama and Clinton after they were first elected – a respectful hearing followed by an up-or-down

We know (Democratic senators are) not going to

I think finishing on tax reform will take longer. But we do have to finish the health-care debate, up or down, win or lose, before we go to taxes. I don't know. It is

If the idea behind Obamacare was to get everyone covered, that's one of the many failures. In addition to premiums going up, copayments going up, deductibles going up. Many Americans who actually did get insurance when they did not have it before have really bad

They have sort of a Europeanized version of [health care reform] that they jammed through without a single Republican vote in the last

This isn't a law that can be fixed. This isn't a law that can be saved. It has to be repealed and replaced. We promised the American people we would. We're keeping our

We are certainly open to improvements and recommendations in the legislative process, but this is the bill, and the president supports the American Health Care

The goal is for the administration, the House and the Senate to be in the same place. We're not there

The diplomatic portion of the federal budget is very important and you get results a lot cheaper frequently than you do on the defense side. So speaking for myself, I'm not in favor of reducing the (foreign aid) account to that

I thought we had a lot of the general public here, plus a whole lot of others today. I'm perfectly

I'll take a look at anything they may choose to do in that

Winners make policy and the losers go

Clearly this is not one of those bipartisan 'Kumbaya' moments, and so we, as Republicans, expect that both of those issues will be – which are very big issues – will have to be tackled Republican-only. I'm hopeful that, as I said earlier, when the fever breaks, that maybe we'll be able to move

If it wasn't one thing it would be another. The effort has been to delay the nominations that they make controversial as long as possible in order to play into their left wing base which will not accept the results of the

The fundamental question for us is what is our involvement in it and who ought to look at it. And the intelligence committees are already looking at Russian involvement in our

There is voter fraud in the country. But there is no evidence that there was significant enough vote fraud to affect the outcome of the election. I'm more interested in what he's doing than what he's

In so many states, including mine, that's a welcome change from

This is the slowest time for a new cabinet to be up and running since George

This Treasury nominee is smart, he's capable, and he's got impressive private-sector

He's got a big job ahead of him. I think he is up to the task. He's tough, but he is fair. He's persistent, but respectful. He's a likable guy, a principled colleague, an honest

Senator Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she

Number one, the administration strongly supports Andy Puzder and wants to stick with him. He's qualified for the job, and for myself, I'm enthusiastically in his

It seems this gridlock and opposition has far less to do with the nominees actually before us than the man who nominated

The Russians annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine, and messed around in our elections. No, I don't think there is any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States

I don't think we ought to spend any federal money investigating

And I don't think we ought to spend any federal money investigating that. I think the states can take a look at this

Well, Putin is a former KGB. He's an agent. He's a thug. He was not elected in a way that most people would consider a credible election. The Russians annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine, and messed around in our elections. No, I don't think there is any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States

We all get disappointed from time to time at the outcome in courts on things that we care

I appreciate many Kentuckians sharing their comments and for their patience with the jammed phone lines. I might suggest to people who've had that experience, the best way to contact me is

In my home state of Kentucky and others across the nation, the Stream Buffer Rule will cause major damage to communities and threaten coal

The legislation we passed today will help stop this disastrous rule and bring relief to coal miners and their

The president made an outstanding appointment; we're all thrilled and looking forward to getting the confirmation process

Judge Gorsuch understands the invaluable contribution to the federal judiciary and our democratic government made by the justice he is succeeding. Like Justice Scalia, he understands the constitutional limits on the authority of a federal judge and that the duty of a judge is to apply the law even-handedly, without fear or favor, and not to rule based on one's empathy with a party in a

It is time to get over the fact that they lost the election. The president is entitled to have his Cabinet appointments considered. None of this is going to lead to a different

What we hope would be that our Democratic friends will treat President Trump's nominees in the same way that we treated Clinton and

I think it's a good idea to tighten the vetting process But I also think it's important to remember that some of our best sources in the war against radical Islamic terrorism are Muslims, both in this country and

Well, we'll wait and see. I hope the president will follow our advice and not be lifting the sanctions on the

These sanctions were imposed because of their behaviour in Crimea, eastern Ukraine and now we know they've been messing around in our elections as well. If there's any country in the world that doesn't deserve sanctions relief, it's

We intend to address the wall issue

I think the director of the CIA has made it clear he's going to follow the

It does occur. There are always arguments on both sides about how much, how frequent, and all the

I appreciate his soliciting our

This means that there are fewer active workers available to pay into an expanding retirement pool, leaving health benefits in jeopardy for thousands of miner

Repealing and replacing Obamacare is a big challenge. It isn't going to be

Republicans "plan to take on the replacement challenge in manageable pieces, with step-by-step reforms. Repealing and replacing Obamacare is a big challenge. It isn't going to be

When Obamacare's supporters forced their partisan law on our country, they promised an easy-to-use system; one that would lower premiums and out-of-pocket health care costs; one that would foster choice and allow families to keep the plans and doctors they

But it didn't take long for the American people to discover the truth about Obamacare. Too many have been personally hurt by this law. Too many feel they're worse off than they were before

We must act quickly to bring relief to the American

The Senate just took an important step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare by passing the resolution that provides the legislative tools necessary to actually repeal this failed law while we move ahead with smarter health care

Everybody'll be properly vetted as they have been in the

By nearly any measure, Obamacare has

The president elect and I had a good meeting about the Senate agenda, which of course includes confirming the Cabinet appointments, getting further down the road toward repealing and replacing

Once repeal is passed we will turn to replacement policies that cost less and work better than what we have

All of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration at having not only lost the White House, but having lost the

I remember (President) George W. Bush having the same hope. My suspicion is these hopes will be dashed pretty

All of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration in having not only lost the White House, but having lost the Senate. I understand that, but we need to sort of grow up here and get past

My suspicion is these hopes will be dashed pretty

We will be replacing it rapidly after repealing

Apparently there's yet a new standard now, which is to not confirm a Supreme Court nominee at all. I think that's something the American people simply will not

I didn't think ... Trump had a chance of

As the next Congress reviews Russian actions against networks associated with the U.S. election, we must also work to ensure that any attack against the United States is met with an overwhelming

And I didn't think President Trump had a chance of

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

There's no question that the Russians were messing around in our election. It is a matter of genuine concern and it needs to be

What I hope we will clearly avoid, and I'm confident we will, is a trillion-dollar

It's an important subject, and we intend to review it on a bipartisan

I hope that those who are going to be in positions of responsibility in the new administration share my

I think we ought to approach all of these issues on the assumption that the Russians do not wish us

These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass

I agree with Senator Schumer, Chairman McCain, (Sen.) Burr and others, this simply cannot be a partisan

Obviously any foreign breach of our cybersecurity measures is disturbing, and I strongly condemn any such efforts. The Russians are not our

Her word is her bond, she's a passionate advocate for the causes she supports, and good luck stopping her once she's put her mind to

It's legislation that can have an impact on each of our states and each of our

I'm confident his lifelong career of selfless service will be a positive addition to the incoming

We're going to move to it after we go back in the first week in

We've been working with the transition team on all the things he can begin on his own to produce relief on. Some will take longer than others. But we intend to begin to dismantle this regulatory nightmare that's ... kept us from reaching our

All across rural America, there's a sea of red because our friends on the other side have become an urban-oriented

We have an obligation to the American people to straighten this

As a practical matter, we will not be doing any trade agreements anytime

Elaine Chao is just as much an American as any of the rest of them. In fact, she had to go through a lot more to become

Frequently, new majorities think they will last forever. Nothing is forever in this country. We have an election every two years right on schedule. I don't think we should act like we'll be in the majority

Freedom and democracy are long overdue in

We're going to take up the House bill. ... And we're going to pass

President Trump will make a selection, and the Senate will act on it

If Trump was able to win in Elliott County, that really underscores how his message resonated across the

I think Article 5 (of the NATO treaty) means something: you attack any member of NATO, you have us to deal with. I want the Russians to understand that

It's certainly not going to be brought up this

We would like to see the country go in a different direction and intend to work with him to change the course for

After eight years of the Obama administration, the American people have chosen a new direction for our nation. President-elect Trump has a significant opportunity to bring our nation together. It is my hope and intent that we succeed in the years ahead by working together with our colleagues across the aisle to strengthen our national and economic

If America votes like Kentucky, we'll be

He "typically only comments on the Senate and not the presidential

These comments are repugnant, and unacceptable in any circumstance. As the father of three daughters, I strongly believe that Trump needs to apologize directly to women and girls everywhere, and take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for women shown in his comments on that

I think it's important to the United States to maintain as good a relationship with Saudi Arabia as possible, and I hope we'll defeat the resolution of disapproval of the arms

We're looking for a way forward. And I'm hopeful and optimistic that we'll be able to do

I didn't hear the speech today, but the answer is

It's hard to explain why – despite their own calls for funding – Senate Democrats decided to block a bill that could help keep pregnant women and babies safer from

I can't imagine that a Republican majority Senate, even if it were soon to be a minority, would want to confirm a judge that would move the court dramatically to the left. That's not going to

I can't imagine that a Republican-majority Congress, in a lame-duck session, after the American people have spoken (in the election), would want to confirm (Garland). That's not going to happen. The principle is the same, whether it's before the election or after the election. The principle is the American people are choosing their next president and their next president should pick this Supreme Court

It's a concern to have Trump at the top of the ticket, no doubt, for anybody on the

Senate Republicans condemn David Duke, the KKK, and his racism, That is not the view of Republicans that have been elected to the United States Senate, and I condemn his comments in the most forceful

This isn't even a case where the president can use some kind of pen and phone strategy by claiming the Congress refused to

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

@SenateMajLdr: In wake of @POTUS' vow to politicize shootings, hard to see today's announcement as being about more than politics.

We could have, for the second time in our history, the majority leader of the Senate, setting the agenda for America and taking us in a new

Let me just echo the remarks of the majority leader, we've had an opportunity over the last couple of days to have some very constructive exchanges of views about how to move forward. Those discussions continue and I share his

There is no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. The sticking point appears to be a willingness, an interest or frankly the courage to close the

The Republicans aren't about to write a blank cheque for anything the Senate Democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the

The country has an extraordinary difficult set of challenges facing us over the next couple of months. The election is behind us and we are ready to get

I think we all know that if the president decides to reach an agreement with us, the Democrats, most of them, will fall in line. He is the leader of the Democratic party, he is the President of the United States: he needs to indicate what he will

Americans don't want a spending freeze at unsustainable levels. They want cuts, dramatic cuts. And I hope the president will work with us on achieving them

The President has tried to set some priorities. Unfortunately Democrats just keep throwing more money on top of an already incredibly bloated bill. At some point we're going to have to learn to say

Republicans believe that a stimulus bill must fix the main problem in the economy, which is housing. We need to fix housing first. Republicans believe we must put money back into the pockets of tax payers, and we believe we must eliminate wasteful spending from this

Congress tools to micro-manage the war are quite limited. About all Congress could do if it choses to, and I don't believe it will, is to cut off money for the

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