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Biden Team Urges Senate to Quickly Confirm National Security Nominees

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Biden Team Urges Senate to Quickly Confirm National Security Nominees

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Officials for Joe Biden’s transition team are urging the Senate to quickly confirm the president-elect’s national security team. “Our national security is at stake as the United States fights its way out of this unprecedented public health crisis and historic economic downturn,” Andrew Bates, spokesman for the team, told Fox News. “And in the face of urgent threats, including more actions planned by violent extremists after the storming of the Capitol, we cannot afford gaps in national security leadership or more delays on the part of Senate Republicans.” Democrats stalled hearings for most of Trump’s nominees four years ago and most nominees, apart from his defense secretary and Department of Homeland secretary picks, took days or weeks to confirm, but Biden hopes Republicans will move faster, especially in light of the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. Biden has announced his picks for all Cabinet positions, as well as a range of other …

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