Kansas lawmakers urging quick final confirmation of Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo

It would be an unprecedented slight, but it might not matter. He is experienced... he has served in Washington, initially as a congressman, since 2011.

Unlike his fired predecessor, Mr Rex Tillerson, Mr Pompeo can be expected to convey the President's messages to the world, and he may be able to get Mr Trump to heed sometimes unwelcome messages from other world leaders and lawmakers.

Unless a nominee has clear ethical or competency failings, presidents should be accorded wide latitude to select top aides whom they trust and agree with. Mr. Pompeo had advocated for a regime change in North Korea earlier.

"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".

Pompeo's nomination now goes before the full U.S. Senate. That changed significantly past year when Rex Tillerson's nomination was approved on a largely party-line vote of 56-43 that saw just four Democrats cross the line to vote yes. It had appeared going in to that committee vote that there might not be enough votes for approval, but Sen.

US officials have met from time to time with senior North Korean officials.

In a briefing Monday afternoon at the White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, dismissed Democratic opposition as "pointless obstruction to score cheap political points with their base as a willful attempt to undermine American diplomacy". "I know he is good at red meat".

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Mike Pompeo during his confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of state declined to specifically say whether he thinks being gay is "a perversion". 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.

Pompeo "demurred", the NY senator said. "Urge Senator Manchin to again vote yes for Mike Pompeo". Bob Corker of Tennessee, the committee's chairman, said Monday.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) cited Pompeo's anti-LGBT and anti-Muslim comments as among the reasons he voted against his nomination.

Mort Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America, told JNS about the ADL's opposition to the nomination, saying that the ADL's "primary mission is to help the Jewish people, so why are they so hostile to one of the best friends to Israel we've ever had?"

On Thursday, Mr Pompeo drew the support of Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who's on the ballot in November and whose state gave Mr Trump 63 per cent of the vote in 2016.

But Democrats have assailed Pompeo for his record of bellicose statements they say are at odds with his prospective job as the chief United States diplomat, and also have cited anti-Muslim and anti-LGBTQ statements he has made in the past.

"This is the first time I have met someone with the same kind of guts", or fire in the belly, Kim reportedly said upon meeting Pompeo.

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