U.S. Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo As Secretary Of State

Los Angeles Times: Senate confirms Pompeo as Trump’s second secretary of State, and he quickly gets to work
“Overcoming a bruising confirmation fight, the Senate voted Thursday to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as President Trump’s second secretary of State … The vote was 57 to 42, an unusually low margin of approval for America’s top diplomat, a position that normally draws broad bipartisan support to give a president his chosen candidate to conduct foreign policy…” (Wilkinson, 4/26).

New York Times: Senate Confirms CIA Chief Mike Pompeo to Be Secretary of State
“…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. Mr. Pompeo then dashed to Joint Base Andrews, where a plane was waiting to fly him to Brussels for a meeting of NATO allies…” (Harris/Kaplan, 4/26).

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