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Posted on 04/20/2018 10:01:56 AM PDT by jazusamo
Marc Thiessen: Pompeo is close to confirmation and 11 senators are close to making a colossal mistake
For the first time in the history of the republic, it appears increasingly likely that a majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote against the president's nominee for secretary of state. If this happens, it would be a black mark not on Mike Pompeo's record, but on the reputation of this once-storied committee.
Last year, all 10 Democrats on the committee voted "no" to Rex Tillerson's nomination, making him the first secretary of state in history to be approved on a party-line vote. Now, thanks to the opposition from those 10 Democrats and Paul, it appears that Pompeo could soon become the first secretary of state nominee in history to receive a negative recommendation from the committee.
There is simply no excuse for this. There are no ethical questions hanging over Pompeo's nomination. He has engaged in no disqualifying personal conduct. And no one questions that he is extraordinarily qualified for the job. Indeed, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said that Pompeo "has a clear record of public service to his nation -- in uniform, in Congress, and as the director of the CIA." Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said he believes that Pompeo "will work hard to restore morale at State and work to supplement, not atrophy, the diplomatic tools at the Secretary of State's disposal." Yet both are voting against him. Indeed, nine of the committee's 10 Democrats have already declared their opposition to Pompeo -- including two, Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., -- who voted for him to lead the CIA.
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Paul is about to destroy his political career for good!
Yes, sadly Paul is pathetic.
Yet another example of Democrats, no matter what the issue or situation, voting in lockstep while Republicans eat their own.
“Paul is about to destroy his political career for good!”
To think that Paul wants to be President. What about the cabinet he would want? Would he not want them to be voted in?
He certainly is pathetic.
The DemonRats don’t want Trump to be successful on North Korea. This would be a historic accomplishment and the DemonRats can’t have that!
How many of these assclowns were around when hillary was confirmed to be SofS?
I saw that lunatic Kaine on tv yesterday. We not only dodged a bullet with Hillary losing but a second one with Kaine as #2.
What is Rand Paul’s case against Pompeo?
You’re absolutely right, they’ll do anything to try to stop his successes.
He supported the Iraq war.
Has Paul stated a reason for his opposition? Does it appear valid? I’ll reserve judgement until I hear it.
Most Americans did at the time.
Kaine wont win the nomination in case he runs. His crazy retarded past statements will sink him in.
These asshats really do want to lose in November.
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OK- found this: Some senators may be worried that CIA Director Mike Pompeo, tapped by Donald Trump to be the next secretary of state, agrees with the president too much. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says his concern is exactly the opposite.
Paul worries that Pompeo might disagree with Trump’s instincts on the seemingly never-ending war in Afghanistan.
The senator argues that Trump was elected in part because of his desire to end that war and his strong opposition to nation building.
And to think there were some saving graces about Lord Paul, or so I thought ... for a minute before I awoke.