Romney Praises Leader McConnell’s Service

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today issued the following statement regarding Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that he will step down as Senate Republican Leader in November:

“No senator in memory has demonstrated more respect for the institution of the Senate than Leader Mitch McConnell. He has defended it against attack by people from both parties.

“Leader McConnell has been steadfast in his defense of conservative values, promoting a conservative judiciary, invigorating economic growth, insisting on America’s defense of freedom, and protecting the rights of all Americans.

“Leader McConnell’s accomplishments and dedication to conservative principles may have been less recognized and heralded than their due. The history of the Senate will revere the extraordinary record of its longest-serving Senate leader.”