Schumer to oppose Pompeo secretary of state bid

Lucy Bush
April 26, 2018

That's when Democrat Senator Chris Coons said he would vote as present to allow Isakson to rest after attending the funeral.

Pompeo, a former GOP congressman from Kansas, came under fire during his confirmation hearings for his past rhetoric about Muslims and Islam, as well as his past statements and voting record on LGBTQ rights, and his well-documented ties to the anti-gay Family Research Council.

Mr. Pompeo faced the prospects of an unfavourable vote by the committee until the last minute, when Republican Rand Paul withdrew his objection and voted "yes".

Hoosiers deserve a USA senator who knows how to lead, and who will support President Trump's agenda in Washington. "When the President wants to call Mexicans drug traffickers and rapists, as our nation's top diplomat, would Director Pompeo advise him not to?" President Trump's unceremonious dismissal of Rex Tillerson left a void at State at a moment when talks with North Korea, rising tensions with Russian Federation and a crisis in Syria hang in the balance.

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Thinking of you, Mr. President.

Mr Colin Powell was confirmed as secretary by unanimous voice vote in 2001, while Mrs Hillary Clinton and Mr John Kerry cleared the Senate by votes of 94-3 and 94-2. He is just an ambitious lug whose vote for Mike Pompeo will be no more or less important than that of Jeff Flake or Deb Fischer. Reporting on the looming battle over Pompeo's nomination, he explained: "Chances are that Pompeo, at least, will ultimately prevail in the Senate within the next few weeks, humbled but not necessarily hobbled by the Foreign Relations Committee".

Trump recently sent Pompeo to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un in advance of Trump's planned summit with Kim to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. "I know he is good at red meat".

"A majority of Democrats continue their pointless obstruction to score cheap political points with their base as a willful attempt to undermine American diplomacy", Sanders said.

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At the minute there's no conversations and I'm going to keep playing my games". However, Spurs started like the side determined to make a statement.

"Pompeo is a proven national security leader", one such ad says.

Failing to win the panel's vote of approval "is not a lethal wound, but it's one that leaves a scar", he said. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of IN pledged their support Monday, joining Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who declared her "yes" vote last week.

Among them are Mr Doug Jones of Alabama and Mr Mark Warner of Virginia, who as the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says he has a strong working relationship with Mr Pompeo.

"It is the intention of the president and the administration not to do that this time to make sure that before we provide rewards, we get the outcome permanently, irreversibly, that it is that we hope to achieve", he said.

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