The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to move forward with Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits McCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Overnight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability MORE's (Ala.) attorney general nomination early next week.
“They should not delay for just delay's sake, which unfortunately some have threatened to do," he said. "[Delaying] won't help this new administration, won't make America a safer place and it will make us more vulnerable to those around the word who want to disrupt a peaceful transition of power."
Cornyn previously pointed to Sessions as one of the nominees Republicans hoped to confirm on "day one."
Republicans have repeatedly noted that the then-Democratic controlled Senate confirmed seven of President Obama's nominees on the same day of his 2009 inauguration.