President-elect Joe Biden listens as his Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken speaks in Wilmington, Del., in November. According to his prepared testimony, Blinken will tell senators at his confirmation hearing Tuesday, “Humility and confidence should be the flip sides of America’s leadership coin.” Senators will press him on issues including threats from Iran, North Korea, Russia and China.

FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden listens as his Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. President-elect Joe Biden’s national security Cabinet may be bare on Day One of his presidency. His nominees to head the State Department, the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security and the intelligence community are facing a series of confirmation hearings starting on inauguration eve. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)