Republicans Planning Marathon Day of Confirmation Hearings to Rush Through Trump’s Nominees

Matthew Rozsa reports for Salon:

Republicans are planning a marathon day of confirmation hearings next week to rush through Donald Trump's nomineesSenate Republicans plan on helping President-elect Donald Trump confirm some of his more controversial cabinet appointments by holding a marathon session of hearings on Wednesday and through Thursday — a procedure that Democrats claim is intended to help the picks avoid serious scrutiny.

On the same day that Trump has scheduled a news conference (which could also distract attention from the confirmation hearings), the Senate is scheduled to hear from a number of Trump’s potential appointments — some of whom have baggage — on Wednesday and Thursday, according to The Hill on Wednesday.

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