Senate leader hopes to have several Trump nominees confirmed on January 20

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks about the election of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he hopes to have several of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees confirmed on his first day in office on Jan. 20.

“In the past, we’ve been able to confirm a number of an incoming president’s Cabinet appointments on day one, and we hope on January 20,” McConnell said.

“Even though there’s a lot going on that day, we hope to be able to vote on and confirm a number of the president’s selections for the Cabinet so he can get started,” the Kentucky Republican said.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)