Senate committee to hold David Friedman confirmation hearing this week

February 12, 2017

    Pres. Donald Trump with David Friedman

David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s pick to serve as U.S. ambassador to Israel, will have his confirmation hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week.

The committee announced Saturday that the hearing is set for Feb. 16, a day after Trump is to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.

Should the committee cooperate on his nomination, Friedman could be approved by the full Senate within several days.