The All-New Reince Priebus did his best Sunday to normalize the notion that Trump cabinet picks don't need background checks for ethical reasons, because these people are way too busy to be slowed down by your "ethics rules" and that should be good enough for America, so shut up.
Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Priebus on Sunday if the Trump administration would consider delaying the hearings until the background checks were complete.
"No," Priebus replied. "They have to get moving. I mean, they have to move faster. And they have all the information. These are people that have been highly successful in their lives. They need to move quicker."
"The fact is there's no reason," he continued. "I mean, it's the first week of January, they have all the details that they need, they have all the information that they need. It's no different from any other new administration coming in and the American people demand it."
"Change was voted for and change we will get."
Got that? No reason for ethics checks, because shut up that's why.
Democrats need to put a stone cold stop to this idiocy, but I wouldn't count on them to be able to do much without at least some GOP defections in the Senate. And I don't see that happening. Why would Republicans stand up to Trump now?