Why it matters: The foot-dragging could prevent the president-elect from having key team members in place on Day One — just six weeks from today.

“As long as there’s litigation ongoing, and the election result is disputed, I do not think you will see the Senate act to confirm any nominee,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told Axios.

Sen. Ron Johnson, who holds sway as chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said, “There’s still some pretty troubling irregularities that haven’t been explained.”