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Schumer to oppose Pompeo secretary of state bid

Schumer to oppose Pompeo secretary of state bid”

Overcoming a bruising confirmation fight, the Senate voted Thursday to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump's second secretary of state - but the first who Trump says shares his worldview and opinions on Iran, North Korea and other key concerns.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito administered the oath at 2:00 pm.

"Second, in his hearing, Mike Pompeo showed a complete lack of respect for the rule of the law".

Senators were mindful of the need to get Mr. Pompeo in place, given the crush of work facing him.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tweeted a photo of Mr Pompeo watching on TV as the Senate held their vote.

Sen. Angus King, a ME independent who caucuses with the Democrats who also faces voters this year, chose to support Pompeo's move to Foggy Bottom, explaining his rationale in a detailed statement a day ahead of floor action. Angus King of ME had also announced his support as have several Democrats: Sen.

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Sen. Joe Donnelly of IN was one of four Democrats to vote for Pompeo's approval.

In a statement, President Donald Trump welcomed the Senate's vote.

Opponents also anxious Mr Pompeo was too hawkish, and said his past remarks about homosexuals and Islam made him unsuitable to represent the United States on the world stage.

Supporters said Pompeo's seven years in Congress, and especially his last 15 months as Central Intelligence Agency director, have prepared him to head the State Department. He has my trust. The committee sharply criticized the Obama administration - particularly former secretary of state Hillary Clinton - for the handling of the attack and its aftermath.

We congratulate Pompeo on his confirmation and thank President Trump for nominating pro-life leaders to serve in his Cabinet.

In Belgium, he will represent the U.S. at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation foreign ministerial and meet with counterparts, including the Turkish and Italian foreign ministers.

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His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, was sacked last month by the president via Twitter amid a personality clash.

But, in order to speed things up, Coons - having already publicly voted against Pompeo's nomination - voted present to move the nomination out of committee before 11 p.m. ET, when Isakson could have arrived.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent the nomination to the chamber floor Monday after Kentucky Republican Sen.

"This suggestion that not supporting a nominee you believe is unqualified is a purely partisan act is ridiculous based upon the facts", said Menendez.

The Trump administration had pushed for lawmakers to confirm Pompeo by Thursday so he could head to a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels on Friday.

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