Just note that the headline might lead you to think he was going to have a rough time being confirmed but that is not what it says, nor what it means.
In effect, it means that (1) a few senators exercised over his not having paid them due deference by reading a report he plans to ignore before meeting with them, (2) a few more concerned about killing citizens abroad without according them their rights and explaining themselves, and (3) a few worried about leaks (not worried about why there aren’t more and why so many resources are applied to finding them unless they favor the administration, but about why there are any that do favor the administration).
And it means he will get through the hearing and confirmation this time despite significant opposition leading to his withdrawing his name from consideration last time for the questions his prior conduct had raised. Now, after compounding his earlier sins and presumably his rationalization skills, he can expect confirmation.
After all, we all agree that torture and unconstitutional intrusions on individual rights are acceptable, don’t we?