Democrats’ Radical Nominees Will Make Families’ Problems Worse
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations:
“Gas prices have set new all-time record highs every day for more than two weeks. Overall inflation is the worst it’s been in more than 40 years. And the Biden Administration is preparing to follow their botched Afghanistan retreat with a disastrous nuclear deal that would help Iran and hurt America.
“But this week, the Senate Democratic majority is not taking action on any of those things.
“The Senate is spending this week cramming more far-left bureaucrats into the executive branch where they will keep making these problems even worse.
“Later today, Senate Democrats want to confirm an assistant administrator for the EPA who has previously researched the environmental impact of football tailgating… and concluded it would be best for the environment if the authorities banned charcoal grills and gas generators.
“I’m not joking. Dr. Christopher Frey literally coauthored a research paper that argued, ‘the most environmentally responsible policy would be… a universal ban on idling, charcoal grills, and old generators.’
“Just the nominee the American people need confirmed by Memorial Day weekend.
“Honestly, where do they find these people?
“The same nominee wrote in defense of the illegal, job-killing, so-called ‘Clean Power Plan.’ And as a past chairman of the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, he worked to politicize its work from outside.
“Things aren’t going any better at the committee level. This morning, the HELP Committee deadlocked on the nomination of Kalpana Kotagal, whom President Biden wants to put on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“Ms. Kotagal is a liberal plaintiff’s lawyer who is best known for rewriting Hollywood legal contracts to push movie casting toward racial quotas, gender quotas, and sexual orientation quotas.
“The President has found the one person in America who thinks liberal Hollywood is not woke enough.
“The nominee also has a record of hostility to American energy.
“She’s been both an official spokeswoman and a registered lobbyist for a far-left group that wants to eliminate fossil fuels. She’s on the board of another organization that has frivolously sued the state of West Virginia over energy issues.
“The American people know Washington Democrats’ policies hurt working families. They have seen that in our colleagues’ legislation. And it is more of the same when it comes to the nominees they are picking to design and carry out their tsunami of regulations.”
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