The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is set to take a vote Thursday on the nomination of Robert Nisman, the former U.S. attorney who died last month, to head the department.
Nisman was indicted in 2016 for mishandling classified information that he discovered while investigating the 2009 death of a U.K. soldier in Afghanistan.
He died after he refused to take the stand at a trial in July.
The Senate is set as early as Thursday afternoon.
In an interview with Fox News, Biden’s chief of staff, Jack Lew, said the committee has no intention of changing the process, which is set by the rule of law.
We’re going do the right thing, but there’s no intention that we’re changing the law.””
We’re not going to change the process.
We’re going do the right thing, but there’s no intention that we’re changing the law.”
The House Intelligence Committee is also set to hold a hearing on Biden’s nomination on Thursday.
During Biden’s tenure as secretary of state, he was the subject of several investigations by the Senate and the House Intelligence and Armed Services Committees.
The Judiciary Committee has already scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, but Democrats have threatened to hold the hearing at their own expense.
The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a public hearing on the death of U.N. Ambassador John Bolton on Thursday, the first of two public hearings scheduled for this week.
Biden’s office has yet to provide a statement on the hearings.