The first confirmation hearings for one of President Joe Biden’s key cabinet positions were abruptly rescheduled, a ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee said on Thursday.
Biden announced in November that Avril Haines, a senior national security job under former President Barack Obama, would become director of national intelligence in his administration. A virtual trial is scheduled for Friday. But was postponed
The Republican Senate aide told NBC News that no new date has yet been set for the postponed trial. But the delay was partly due to the members wanting to join in person. The aides said they did not expect this to “significantly delay the confirmation process,” another aide said the Senate hopes to have a hearing on Tuesday.
Haines served as a national security attorney under Obama and the 51-year-old deputy CIA played a key role in national security in transforming Biden.She would become the first woman at the DNI event, which was created. After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to better cement America’s sprawling intelligence bureaucracy.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Who is the acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Vice president, said in a joint statement on Thursday that the working group in “good faith” would have “good faith”. Confirm
“Despite the unusual situation on Capitol Hill, the committee works in good faith to move this nominee as quickly as possible and ensure that its members have the opportunity. Questioning the nominees, both open and closed, “the lawmaker said.
“The Director of National Intelligence plays a pivotal role in overseeing the 18 agencies that make up our nation’s intelligence community and the committee looks forward to a hearing with Ms Haines next week.”