Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday there's “no reason” to delay confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE’s Cabinet nominees until their background checks are complete.

“No, they have to get moving. They have to move faster,” Priebus told "Fox News Sunday." “They have all the information. These are people that have been highly successful in their lives. They need to move quicker."

“The fact is there’s no reason,” he added. “It’s the first week of January, they have all the details that they need, they have all the information that they need. It’s no different from any other new administration coming in. The American people demand it. Change was voted for and change we will get.”


The Office of Government Ethics announced this week that it was not able to complete background checks on several of Trump’s Cabinet picks. The ethics office accused Senate Republicans of rushing the confirmation hearings, despite being unable to do full ethics screenings and reviews on each nominee.

Democrats have vowed to slow down confirmation hearings if all ethics checks have not been completed.

On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellO'Rourke responds to Buttigieg's gun criticism: 'That calculation and fear is what got us here in the first place' Cicilline on Trump investigations versus legislation: 'We have to do both' The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation MORE (R-Ky.) said he will not allow confirmation votes until all ethics paperwork has been completed.

The Senate is set to hold a flurry of confirmation hearings this week.