Nets Hype ‘Confirmation Chaos,’ Dems Whining About ‘Head-Spinning’ Hearing Schedule

Kyle Drennen | January 9, 2017
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On Monday, all three network morning shows parroted Democrats’ complaints that confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees were being scheduled at too fast a pace and promoted fears that the President-elect’s picks may be plagued by scandals that had yet to be discovered.

At the top of NBC’s Today, co-host Matt Lauer sounded the alarm: “Confirmation chaos. A jam-packed schedule of hearings for President-elect Trump's cabinet nominees this week. Democrats and Republicans already at war over them. Is it too many too soon?” In the report that followed minutes later, correspondent Kristen Welker announced: “The fireworks have already started. Democrats this morning demanding a delay in what they are calling an unprecedented number of confirmation hearings that they feel are being rushed through, but Republicans digging in.”

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