Senate Approves Mike Pompeo as US Secretary of State
Senate Approves Mike Pompeo as US Secretary of State
US Senate confirms CIA director Mike Pompeo as Trump's secretary of state
30 April, 2018, 11:53
"... Shortly after the vote at the Capitol, Mr. Pompeo went across the street to the Supreme Court, where he was sworn in by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr". The White House has also released a photo of Pompeo shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their secret meeting over Easter weekend.
Naija News recalls Pompeo replaces Rex Tillerson who was recently sacked from the position by President Donald Trump.
Pompeo's confirmation narrowly made it out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday after last-minute support from Republican Sen.
Six Democrats and one Independent voted to confirm Pompeo: Heitkamp, Donnelly, Manchin, McCaskill, Jones, Nelson, and King (I).
Trump said he was pleased by Pompeo's confirmation, calling him a "patriot" with "immense talent, energy and intellect". John McCain who is still in Arizona battling brain cancer and was not present for the vote.
Mike Pompeo has been sworn is as secretary of state.
But ultimately, the 54-year-old West Point graduate and former congressman beat back critics, easily winning Senate confirmation in a 57-42 vote.
"He's the ideal person to come in at this time and lead those efforts", Republican Senator Bob Corker, who chairs the foreign relations panel, said on the Senate floor moments before Pompeo was confirmed.
While in Congress, Pompeo was an outspoken opponent of the Iran nuclear accord. Pompeo planned to keep up pressure on NATO's European members, particularly Germany, to live up to their past pledges to boost their defense spending.
Trump says, "Having a patriot of Mike's enormous talent, energy, and intellect leading the Department of State will be an incredible asset for our country at this critical time in history".
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