DESPERATE DEMS: Liberals Still Have 'GREAT CONCERNS' Over Mike Pompeo

DESPERATE DEMS: Liberals Still Have 'GREAT CONCERNS' Over Mike Pompeo

"A Republican senator is not going to be the deciding vote to block a Republican president's nominee for secretary of state, period", a GOP strategist told the Examiner.

Pompeo's nomination now goes before the full U.S. Senate.

"I will say this about Rand Paul: He's never let me down", Trump said last week at Mar-a-Lago. It has been nearly 30 years since any cabinet nominee was reported to the full Senate with an unfavorable recommendation.

"After calling continuously for weeks for Director Pompeo to support President Trump's belief that the Iraq war was a mistake, and that it is time to leave Afghanistan, today I received confirmation that Director Pompeo agrees with President Trump". "That was one of the reasons I was anxious about Director Pompeo because when I've asked him repeatedly was the Iraq war a mistake, President Trump has said it was a mistake, do you say it was a mistake, I wasn't getting a direct answer". Mr. Pompeo apologised for the incident later.

"I was happy to do that for a friend", Senator Coons commented.

Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson was unable to make Monday's Senate panel hearing for CIA Director Mike Pompeo.


By Monday night, Paul had flip-flopped to vote for Pompeo in committee and two more Democrats - Indiana's Joe Donnelly and West Virginia's Joe Manchin - had pledged to back his nomination on the Senate floor, making it a virtual certainty that the one-time Kansas congressman would be the next top USA diplomat. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota, last week became the first Democrat to announce her support for Pompeo.

In a statement reacting to the committee's decision to approve Pompeo, Jamal Abdi, executive director of National Iranian American Council (NIAC) Action, said, "The Senate may have just blown its last chance to stop Trump from exiting the Iran deal and the catastrophe that will follow".

Generally speaking, the Senate has been quite deferential in confirming a President's choice for Secretary of State.

"Senate confirmation of anti-LGBTQ Mike Pompeo could have serious consequences for the United States and LGBTQ people around the globe", said Griffin in his statement.

None of the 10 Democrats on the panel voted for Mr. Pompeo. The vote later this week appears as if it will be equally close, although it is probable that other red state Democrats who are up for re-election this year such as Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Jon Tester of Montana could end up casting a vote in favor of Pompeo, especially now that it is apparent that he'll be confirmed regardless of what they do.

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