Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday as the 70th secretary of state of the United States. He was Donald Trump’s No. 1 pick to replace Rex Tillerson as the nation’s top diplomat.
Donald Trump wants his CIA director buddy Mike Pompeo to be the new secretary of state for the United States. Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul was all set to vote against Pompeo’s nomination, but in a sudden reversal late Monday, he announced that he would support the president’s nomination of Pompeo. What gives?
In between the Russia scandal, the wayward tweets and the plethora of lawyers turning down the president’s promposals, CIA Director Mike Pompeo dipped out to visit North Korean leader and resident nut job Kim Jong Un.
Last week the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump plans to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, although Tillerson and Trump deny the reports. Pompeo would be a troubling choice as the nation’s top diplomat. His hawkish views on Islam are more likely to enable Trump’s…