Our Senate expert Elizabeth Chryst talks about the confirmation hearings and Congress' reax to Trump's rapid pace. Will Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have to use the Harry Reid nuclear option to confirm newly nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court? Where does this leave the Democrats?
Rex Tillerson has been confirmed by the Senate to Secretary of State. 56-43
Six of President Trump's nominees have been confirmed: Mattis, Kelly, Pompeo, Haley, and Chao have been confirmed.
Still pending: Sen.Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and Betsy DeVos to Education Dept. Two Republican Senators say they won't vote for DeVos. (Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.) Jon Gabriel tweeted, "Trump should say DeVos is the only person he'll nominate for SecEd. If voted down, he'll work to shut down the dept."
Trump's National Security Advisor John Kelly has put Iran on notice. What does that mean?
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