Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Jacob Swenson-Lengyel, with People's Action, and I started a petition to the United States Senate, which says:
Starting tomorrow with Jeff Sessions, the Senate is trying to hurry through congressional hearings for 10 of Donald Trump's controversial Cabinet nominations—before the nominees have gone through the standard ethics review process.1
The director of the nonpartisan Office of Government Ethics said that this rushed schedule is "of great concern," and that this may leave some of Trump's selections with “potentially unknown or unresolved ethics issues."2
We can't sit back and let the Senate confirm millionaires, billionaires, and politicians influenced heavily by corporate lobbyists without insisting that they undergo standard background and ethics checks.
1. "Cabinet confirmation hearings: What to expect this week," CBS News, January 9, 2017
2. "Ethics office: Trump nominees' hearings schedule 'of great concern,'" Politico, January 7, 2017
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