RJC Statement on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement regarding Senator Mitch McConnell's announcement that he will step down as Senate Republican Leader in November.

RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said:

Over the course of almost two decades as the leader of Senate Republicans, Mitch McConnell has been a great supporter of Jewish Americans and the causes that are important to us.

For me personally, Senator McConnell was a mentor and an inspiration. Serving with him was one of the highlights of my time in the US Senate.

On behalf of the Republican Jewish Coalition, thank you Senator McConnell for your unwavering friendship and congratulations on your successful tenure as Republican Leader.

RJC CEO Matt Brooks said:

Senator McConnell’s accomplishments are too numerous to detail, but American Jews are especially appreciative right now for his leadership since Hamas launched its brutal attacks against Israel on October 7.

We hope that President Biden will adopt Senator McConnell’s posture of unflinching solidarity: "Our responsibility as an ally is to provide the time, space, and support Israel needs to finish the job… to condemn shameful attempts at moral equivalence to excuse the genocidal violence of Hamas terrorists and apply double standards to Israel… And to offer counsel to our ally in private, not in front-page genuflections to the President’s left-wing base."