Missouri Republican to delay Senate confirmation of Biden’s pick for Homeland Security

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) sits in the House Chamber before a joint session of congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump, a proceeding that was interrupted by a mob of pro-Trump extremists whose opposition to the certification Hawley had encouraged. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley will object to the rapid confirmation vote planned for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, part of the national security team that was expected to be confirmed Wednesday.