Pompeo Headed For Confirmation After Surprise Panel Vote

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A Senate panel on Monday voted to give CIA Director Mike Pompeo a favorable recommendation that puts him on course to be confirmed as secretary of State, following a surprise last-minute vote switch by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Pompeo was poised to face a historic setback by becoming the first secretary of State nominee since at least 1925 to fail to win over a majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The U-turn on the panel comes after Paul announced minutes before the Foreign Relations Committee meeting that he would support Pompeo’s nomination.

 

Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

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