According to President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus, there is “no reason” to finish the background checks on the new cabinet appointments.
The Office of Government Ethics said last week that many of the background checks for Trump’s nominees would not be done on time because they refuse to cooperate and provide financial disclosures.
During an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday, Priebus was asked if Trump’s administration would delay the hearings until all the background checks were done.
“No,” Priebus replied. “They have to get moving. I mean, they have to move faster. And they have all the information. These are people that have been highly successful in their lives. They need to move quicker.”
“The fact is there’s no reason,” he continued. “I mean, it’s the first week of January, they have all the details that they need, they have all the information that they need. It’s no different from any other new administration coming in and the American people demand it.”
“Change was voted for and change we will get.”