WASHINGTON – Republicans on Sunday defended their party against Democratic complaints that Congress is being forced to consider nominees for Donald Trump's administration without completed ethics reviews. "All of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration in having not only lost the White House, but having lost the Senate," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I understand that," he added, "but we need to sort of grow up here and get past that." At issue is whether people picked by the president elect -- in some cases millionaires and billionaires with complex personal finances -- would face conflicts of interest when it comes to overseeing taxpayer spending. The Office of Government Ethics says in some cases the office hasn't received even draft financial disclosure reports for nominees appearing before Congress this week, when the Senate plans to hold at least nine confirmation hearings, beginning Tuesday.
Jan-8-2017, 22:20:06 GMT