Mitch McConnell says GOP majority would block Biden nominees to force new energy policies

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is ready to strongarm the Biden administration to advance GOP priorities on several policy fronts — including energy — if Republicans retake control of the upper chamber next year.
 
The Kentucky Republican foreshadowed one of those strategies: preventing the confirmation of President Biden’s nominees for the courts and positions in the administration.
 
“We’re going to do everything we can to push this administration into domestic energy production,” Mr. McConnell told Axios’ Jonathan Swan at an event Thursday. “Admittedly, he’s going to push back on [policies], but it’ll be more difficult for him to get some people confirmed to some of these agencies.”

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