Lead Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer says his party will do their best to resist up to eight of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks to distort the confirmation process, according to The Washington Post.
“President-elect Trump is attempting to fill his rigged cabinet with nominees that would break key campaign promises and have made billions off the industries they’d be tasked with regulating,” Schumer said in a statement. “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. If Republicans think they can quickly jam through a whole slate of nominees without a fair hearing process, they’re sorely mistaken.”
According to the report, Schumer told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he will target Trump’s pick for the head of State, Sen. Jeff Sessions for head of the Justice Department, and two other notable appointees.
Democrats will also target picks for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, Treasury and the Environmental Protection Agency.