Republicans to huddle Wednesday to mull options on EPA nominee vote

Press aides to committee Chairwoman Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Billionaire Steyer to push for Dem House push Billionaire Steyer announces million for Dem House push MORE (D-Calif.) did not respond to an inquiry about whether they would consider a request to delay the vote.

But Inhofe predicted Democrats would be open to it.

“I think we are getting along well enough that if we wanted an extension, we would be able to get that,” he said.

Several Republicans on the committee, notably including ranking Republican David VitterDavid Bruce VitterWhere is due process in all the sexual harassment allegations? Not the Senate's job to second-guess Alabama voters The Senate 'ethics' committee is a black hole where allegations die MORE (R-La.), say McCarthy has not responded sufficiently to their various questions about EPA policy and what GOP critics call inadequate “transparency” practices.

McCarthy is currently the EPA's top air quality regulator. She would replace former Administrator Lisa Jackson atop the agency.