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 SchumerChuck SchumerBiden discusses agenda with Schumer, Pelosi ahead of pivotal week CEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' If .5 trillion 'infrastructure' bill fails, it's bye-bye for an increasingly unpopular Biden MORE (D-N.Y.) says his party will target eight of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race 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 McConnellLindsey Graham: Police need 'to take a firm line' with Sept. 18 rally attendees Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants CEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' 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.