Republicans to huddle Wednesday to mull options on EPA nominee vote

Press aides to committee Chairwoman Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerFormer Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer joins DC lobbying firm Hillicon Valley: Ocasio-Cortez clashes with former Dem senator over gig worker bill | Software engineer indicted over Capital One breach | Lawmakers push Amazon to remove unsafe products Ocasio-Cortez blasts former Dem senator for helping Lyft fight gig worker bill 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 VitterThe biggest political upsets of the decade Red-state governor races put both parties on edge Louisiana Republicans score big legislative wins 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.