The first was supposed to be done today for Biden’s Director of National Intelligence… Avril Haines.
The reason given by one Republican senator was the sit-down would be on-line not in person, which of course is bull shit….
I assume the message here is wait until Biden is sworn in and and Schumer is the Majority Leader, eh?
The Senate Intelligence Committee announced late Thursday night that it would postpone Friday’s confirmation hearing for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to be the next director of national intelligence, Avril Haines.
One congressional source said the delay was due to a committee Republican objecting to holding the session virtually….
The DNI “plays a crucial role in overseeing the 18 agencies that make up our nation’s Intelligence Community, and the committee looks forward to holding a hearing next week with Ms. Haines,” they added.
It was not immediately clear if the session will be rescheduled before or after next Wednesday’s inauguration.
Key context: Haines’ confirmation hearing was supposed to be the first for Biden’s Cabinet. Instead, Haines joins a slew of other national security picks still awaiting their chance to appear on Capitol Hill, including the proposed leaders of DHS, the State Department and the Pentagon….