As we reported earlier, Senate confirmation hearings are scheduled this week for a slate of Trump’s presidential nominees including Jeff Sessions, John Kelly, Rex Tillerson, Mike Pompeo, Betsy DeVos, Elaine Chao, Andrew Puzder, and James Mattis, many of whom have not completed the ethics review process.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer fired a preemptive letter to Mitch McConnell regarding the process – the letter was McConnell’s own, sent to Harry Reid in February 2009, shortly after Barack Obama had taken office.
Our requests are eminently reasonable, shared by leaders of both parties. I'll return this letter to @SenateMajLdr with the same requests. pic.twitter.com/IMT7ZtJFjV
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 9, 2017