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Senate panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state

26 April 2018, 10:29 | Simon Arnold

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"No one is under any illusions we'll reach a comprehensive agreement through the president's meeting", Pompeo said. "When the President wants to call Mexicans drug traffickers and rapists, as our nation's top diplomat, would Director Pompeo advise him not to?"

The maverick Republican said he was assured that Trump believes the Iraq war was a mistake and wants to end the United States presence there and in Afghanistan. However, though he earlier did not appear to have enough votes to recommend him to the full Senate, he ended up with a slim majority after Sen.

The divisions over Mr Pompeo reflect the conflicts over Mr Trump and his "America First" foreign policy.

"As such, I ask and hope Senator Jones will put aside partisanship and defer to the wishes and judgment of President Trump and vote to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State".

That's as progressive groups work to oppose Pompeo's nomination.


They include Senators Joe Donnelly of IN and Mr Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who haven't yet said how they'll vote.

Yet Mr Tillerson was confirmed on a party-line vote of 56-43.

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, expressed "joy" and "satisfaction" after his secret meeting earlier this month in Pyongyang with Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, saying the two men share the "same kind of guts", according to sources.

One thing I know for sure is that of all the folks involved, I trust Kansan Mike Pompeo.

While many Democrats consider Pompeo too hawkish and worry about past harsh statements, he has the support of at least three Democratic senators not on the committee who are running for reelection in states Trump won easily in 2016. And today, we're seeing a void of leadership from Democrat Joe Donnelly.


If Paul had not reversed his position, Pompeo would have become the first secretary of state-nominee on record to be rejected by the committee, according to the Senate Historical Office.

Paul had opposed Pompeo for weeks, holding a news conference to announce his opposition to him, as well as Trump's pick to replace him at the CIA, Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel. U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) in a tweet said Pompeo "has made disparaging remarks about people of different faiths, women, and the LGBTQ community".

Late last week, Mr Pompeo was still making the rounds on Capitol Hill, speaking with key senators who still haven't committed, including Mr Warner, Mr Manchin, and Mr Jeff Flake of Arizona, the only Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee who's undecided.

It has said that "in light of Iran's continuing risky aggression and violations of the Iran deal, [CIA] Director Pompeo is an ideal choice for continuing such efforts at the helm of the U.S. State Department".




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