The Senate Intelligence Committee will delay the confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) from Wednesday to Thursday this week, the Washington Post reported early Tuesday morning, citing unnamed Senate aides.
NBC News also confirmed that the committee will postpone Pompeo’s hearing by one day, citing a Senate aide.
The delay in Pompeo’s hearing comes after the announcement that the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions would delay the hearing to confirm Trump’s education secretary nominee Betsy Devos from Wednesday until next week.
Democrats have called on Republicans to delay confirmation hearings for Trump’s nominees until after the Office of Government Ethics has completed its reviews of the nominees. DeVos’ report has not yet been completed. Senate Democrats have also criticized Republicans for packing several confirmation hearings into one day — Republicans initially scheduled five hearings for Wednesday, but have now whittled that number down to three.