Trump's Cabinet Nominees Face Confirmation Hearings Amid Controversy

ABC News' Mary Bruce brings the latest on the Trump transition from Capitol Hill.
1:36 | 01/09/17

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More on the trump transition. Just 11 days until the inauguration and pace picking up. Trump's first cabinet nominees face confirmation hearings starting tomorrow. Even though the office of government ethics haven't completed all their reviews and our correspondent Mary Bruce has all the details from capitol hill. Reporter: With just 11 days to go, this morning, a dizzying sprint to get trump's cabinet in place. Just this week alone, eight of trump's picks are headed for confirmation hearings. A schedule so head-spinning some of the nominees haven't been fully vetted. A top government ethics official warning it's putting undue pressure on investigators. Democrats want Republicans to slow it down. But Republicans aren't budging saying Democrats need to get over it. All of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration. Having not only lost the white house but having lost the senate. I understand that but we need to sort of grow up here and get past that. Reporter: But the senate Republican leader has promised no confirmation votes until the vetting is complete. In the meantime, the flurry of hearings begins Tuesday. First up, senator Jeff sessions for attorney general. And general John Kelly for secretary of homeland security. And on Wednesday, more nominees will take the hot seat including Rex tillerson, trump's controversial pick for secretary of state. Now, Democrats are voicing some serious concerns about several of the nominees but trump's team is confident, they say all of them will be confirmed. And they're defending that busy schedule saying they simply want trump's team to be ready to go on day one. Robin. All right, Mary, thank you. Now to chilling new images

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