The editorial board of a major New Hampshire newspaper criticized Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) for reversing course in her support for CIA Director Mike Pompeo and citing inconsequential reasons to oppose his nomination as secretary of state.
Some Democratic Senators have offered hesitant praise of CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who is awaiting confirmation as the next secretary of state, for his recent meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
The Republican National Committee is pressuring Senate Democrats from states that Donald Trump won in the 2016 election to confirm the president’s nominee to run the State Department.
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and Pompeo in turn will be replaced by CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is moving to eliminate or downgrade special envoy positions within the State Department to reorganize the department’s bureaucracy and “eliminate redundancies.”