Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave sharp criticism of two of Biden’s cabinet nominees, Deb Haaland and Michael Regan, as the Senate goes forward with their confirmation. After supporting most of President Biden’s nominees, McConnell said he would not vote to confirm Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior or Regan to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
McConnell warned that these two nominees would restart Democrats’ “war on American energy” with “radical policies on their agenda.”
The GOP leader highlighted that Regan, an environmental regulator, is also a “longtime activist,” while Haaland is an original backer of the far-left Green New Deal.
Both Haaland and Regan will get votes in the Senate this week, with Biden’s Attorney General pick, Merrick Garland, and Housing and Urban Development nominee Marcia Fudge already being confirmed.