Sunday, January 8, 2017

McConnell: Democrats need to ‘grow up’ and let Trump nominees get confirmed - The Washington Post

McConnell: Democrats need to ‘grow up’ and let Trump nominees get confirmed - The Washington Post: Republicans are vowing to press ahead with confirmation hearings this week for Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees despite the concerns of a federal watchdog that their complex backgrounds are slowing required ethics reviews.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that there are no plans to alter a packed confirmation calendar, but he vowed that no nominee will earn an up-or-down vote until the requisite background checks are completed by the FBI and a federal ethics office.

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