On 18 January, four of US president-elect Donald Trump's picks for key government positions will have confirmation hearings in the US Senate. F-- that dude" Dem senator: Trump nominees "sad' Trump taps NY Jets owner to be UK Ambassador MORE's Cabinet nominees, calling them "unknowledgeable [and] uncooperative".
Trump's "terrific" nominees were unprepared, unknowledgeable&uncooperative in hearings this week-as President-Elect would say himself: sad.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer opened Inauguration Week Tuesday morning by saying that Trump's pick to oversee the dismantling of Obamacare, Tom Price, may have broken the law with a stock purchase previous year and should be investigated. Other Trump nominees who are facing questions on Wednesday include commerce secretary pick Wilbur Ross, Environmental Protection Agency advisor pick Scott Pruitt, and United Nations ambassador pick Nikki Haley.
For the rest of the nominees, the New York Democrat said that Mr. Trump had selected a "swamp Cabinet" full of billionaires and bankers whose ethics and business records retired extra scrutiny. Short of Republican defections, Democrats can not stop the nominees now.
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Henson helped to spread the word online, re-posting the message on her own Instagram account . Talking to People about her late mother , Spencer said she was raised by a "strong" woman.
"The more we learned about the nominees, the more important a thorough, fair process became, and the more it became clear Republicans were simply trying to jam through these nominees out of sight of the American people", Schumer said.
He also insisted that Democrats were not being obstructionists or "dilatory", which is why he said his party would back quick action on Defense Secretary nominee Gen. James Mattis and Department of Homeland Security Secretary nominee Gen. John Kelly.
Trump's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director, Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas, could get a vote along with Mattis and Kelly on Friday, although his confirmation may be pushed to Monday, Schumer said. Lawmakers will have a chance to question the nominees, who must be confirmed by the Senate before they can take office.
Schumer said he was still in discussions with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on other nominees.