Happening now, a packed schedule of cabinet confirmation hearings:
-DHS Sec nominee Alejandro Mayorkas
-Treasury Sec nominee Janet Yellen
-Director of National Intelligence nominee Avril Haines
-Sec of State nominee Antony Blinken
-Defense Sec nominee Lloyd Austin
DHS Sec nominee Alejandro Mayorkas: "I don't drive to be a govt servant & serve the American public to cut ribbons around the country & have fun. I work really hard & I have worked really, really hard throughout my nearly 20 years of govt service to bring honor to the office."
HAPPENING NOW: Confirmation hearings for Pres.-elect Joe Biden's nominees get underway, as DHS secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before the Senate. https://t.co/RKNNBnC05b
DHS nominee Alejandro Mayorkas references the Capitol riot while swearing to protect the nation against threats: "The terror that you felt — your colleagues, staff and everyone present — will not happen again"
Watch his full opening statement: https://t.co/apY3BP9QWd
"My father and mother brought me to this country to escape communism and to provide me with the security, opportunity, and pride that American citizenship brings to each of us"
Read excerpts from Biden's DHS pick Alejandro Mayorkas' opening statement: https://t.co/efifcoTsyf
"We are a nation of immigrants, and we are also a nation of laws": DHS nominee Alejandro Mayorkas tells Sen. Mitt Romney that when migrant caravans arrive at U.S. border, people will be screened one-by-one to see if they qualify for humanitarian relief https://t.co/apY3BP9QWd
Today on C-SPAN:
10am - Confirmation Hearing: @USTreasury
Secretary Nominee Janet Yellen
3pm - Confirmation Hearing: #SecDef @DeptofDefense
Secretary General Lloyd Austin
10am - Confirmation Hearing: @DHSgov
Secretary Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas
Noon - U.S. Senate
Senate panel hearing to consider the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas for U.S. homeland security chief https://t.co/aMPGU7dtI3
WATCH: Complete opening statement from Nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas
Full confirmation hearing here: https://t.co/p6FQf3Gd1c @HSGAC
President-elect Biden's first Cabinet Appointees face Confirmation Hearings Today.
- Janet Yellen, Treasury Secretary 10am
- Avril Haines, DNI 10 am
- Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security 10 am
- Anthony Blinkin, Secretary of State 2pm
- Lloyd Austin, Defense Secretary 3 pm
President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Dept. of Homeland Security will pledge on Tues. to do everything in his power to prevent attacks like the one that targeted the Capitol earlier this month, according to prepared remarks obtained by POLITICO. https://t.co/y4UZb0RzGi
The Senate Homeland Security Committee has begun its confirmation hearing for Biden DHS Secretary nominee @AliMayorkas
Watch here: https://t.co/vR7wrEe0Pd
I'll tweet cyber highlights.
DHS nominee Alejandro Mayorkas says he does not recommend defunding ICE, and he will "study" if the agency needs additional resources https://t.co/apY3BP9QWd
NEW: Biden's pick for DHS, Alejandro Mayorkas, was just asked if he would recommend @ICEgov
"No," he says.
Since Senator Johnson is bringing up family separations at the border, a reminder that Ali Mayorkas explicitly rejected that proposal when he was Deputy Secretary of DHS https://t.co/bZ9ltemv9I
Alejandro Mayorkas, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead DHS, says ICE should not be defunded during his confirmation hearing.
He does not answer whether he would support the construction of additional physical barriers along the US-Mexico border.
Confirmation hearings for @JoeBiden
10am:Janet Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury
10am:Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence
10am:Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security
2pm:Antony Blinken, Secretary of State
3pm:Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense
Sen. Rob Portman highlights DHS Secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas' “deeply concerning” management style
Great bipartisan support for the nation’s 1st cuban american secretary of DHS. We should all be proud -specially if you are of cuban american origin
4 former homeland security secretaries: We cannot afford one more day without a confirmed DHS leader https://t.co/XRrmS8d1xK
Alejandro Mayorkas is doing very well at his hearing. Republicans on the Homeland Security committee want to talk about migrant CARAVANS because you know racism..they are obsessed with immigration but will then try to block Pres. Biden’s immigration plan. Go figure!
Mayorkas hearing. Sen. Johnson is falsely claiming DACA created a surge at the border and showing his "charts". This guy is spewing hatred and falsehood and needs to STAND DOWN.
🚨 #AHORA El nominado del presidente electo Joe Biden para secretario de Seguridad Nacional, Alejandro Mayorkas, testifica frente al Senado, en el primer paso para su proceso de confirmación. [Abrimos hilo]
Democrat Sen. Tom Carper claims DHS Sec. nominee Alejandro Mayorkas "creating an appearance of favoritism” is fine because everyone in DC does it
First Latino & immigrant DHS nominee, Mayorkas in his confirmation hearing today: "The love for this country that I learned from my parents made the January 6 attack on the Capitol all the more horrifying."
Let's be clear: If Alejandro Mayorkas is confirmed as the head of the Department of Homeland Security, he will implement amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
A vote to confirm Mayorkas is a vote for amnesty and to encourage millions more to come here illegally. https://t.co/BV23j8vF7I
Here’s the piece with the Tom Homan quote that Mayorkas just cited in his Senate confirmation hearing for DHS secretary https://t.co/1OSjsyjxNF