Media organizations and Democratic lawmakers have been trying to bring down the Trump administration since President Donald Trump took office, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told Newsmax TV.
During an appearance on "The Joe Pags Show," Johnson said the efforts have drastically slowed the confirmation process for presidential nominees — and something needs to be done about it.
"I think there has been a concerted effort to sabotage this administration since day one on the part of many in the media and of course our Democrat colleagues in the House and Senate," Johnson said.
Johnson, who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said he would like to see the nuclear option — which limits the number of votes needed to 51 from 60 — invoked for sub-cabinet and lower court nominees.
Understaffing within the Trump administration has been an issue for months, and Republicans claim Democrats are holding up the process.