Schumer: Dems will slow Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings

Schumer: Dems will slow Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings
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Incoming Senate Democratic leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerNo agreement on budget caps in sight ahead of Memorial Day recess Ex-White House photographer roasts Trump: 'This is what a cover up looked like' under Obama Pelosi: Trump 'is engaged in a cover-up' MORE (D-N.Y.) says his party will target eight of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit MORE’s Cabinet picks in an attempt to draw out the confirmation process, according to the Washington Post.

Schumer told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions What if 2020 election is disputed? Immigration bills move forward amid political upheaval MORE (R-Ky.) that Democrats will target Trump’s picks to head the State, Justice and Education departments, as well as the Office of Management and Budget.

“Any attempt by Republicans to have a series of rushed, truncated hearings before Inauguration Day and before the Congress and public have adequate information on all of them is something Democrats will vehemently resist," Schumer said in a Sunday statement, according to the newspaper.  

"If Republicans think they can quickly jam through a whole slate of nominees without a fair hearing process, they’re sorely mistaken," he added, alleging Trump's picks "would break key campaign promises and have made billions off the industries they’d be tasked with regulating.” 

Schumer said Democrats want at minimum two days of hearings per Cabinet pick, and no more than two choices should face hearings in the same week.

Democrats will also target Trump’s choices to head the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, Treasury and the Environmental Protection Agency.