2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D) New York, Senate Democratic Leader:
"Why are our Republican colleagues, why do they want to rush through this cabinet? They're ashamed of them. They don't want the light of day. Senator McConnell is ashamed of these cabinet members, I believe. Many of my Republican colleagues I know are."
3. Schumer speaking at news conference
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D) New York, Senate Democratic Leader:
"It is the worst cabinet I think in the history of America, certainly in lifetime. A swamp cabinet, billionaires, bankers. One third of the American people have less wealth. Add them all up. You add up the wealth of the bottom third of the American people, there's less wealth than in this cabinet of 15 people. This represents America? It's a betrayal of Donald Trump's promise to represent working men and women."
"As the Democrats have engaged in what I would consider, would call a futile gesture, taking as much time as possible, but knowing full well at the end of time they required us to burn, it has no impact on the outcome. You know I hope at some point here the other side will accept the results of last year's election."
"Well it's clear that in the early months it's going to be a Republicans only exercise. We don't expect any Democratic cooperation in the replacement of Obamacare. We don't expect any Democratic cooperation on tax reform."
At a news conference Friday, Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell went on the attack over delays over cabinet nominations. McConnell also criticized President Donald Trump for going off message on Twitter and elsewhere.
Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the administration's picks a 'swamp cabinet' and ' the worst cabinet' in the 'history of America'.
While Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans intend to overhaul health care and the tax code this year without Democratic help.
McConnell says the polarization in Congress is Democrats' fault because they haven't come to terms with the fact that Trump won the election.
McConnell also told reporters that "I'm not a great fan of daily tweets" - but adds that he is a fan of what Trump has actually been doing.
And on substance, McConnell claims, Trump is not much different from how Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush would have been as president.
McConnell praises Trump's Cabinet picks, and that despite "the extra discussion that he likes to engage in ... we're going to soldier on'.