Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered sharp criticism of two of President Biden’s cabinet nominees, Michael Regan and Deb Haaland, as the Senate moves forward with confirmation. After supporting most of Biden’s nominees, McConnell said he will not vote to confirm Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or Haaland to serve as Secretary of the Interior.

 McConnell said that these nominees will restart Democrats’ “war on domestic energy” with “radical policies on the menu.”

 The Republican leader pointed out that Regan, a top environmental regulator, is also a “longtime activist,” while Haaland is an original proponent of the job-killing Green New Deal.

Both Regan and Haaland will receive votes in the Senate on Wednesday, in addition to Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) nominee Marcia Fudge.

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