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Marc Thiessen: Pompeo is close to confirmation and 11 senators are close to making a colossal...
Fox News ^ | April 20, 2018 | Marc Thiessen

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.

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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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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 115th; democrats; mikepompeo; neocon; pompeo; randpaul; secretaryofstate; sospompeo; thiessen; trumpcabinet
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Bad enough that the Rats are against Pompeo but Paul is pathetic.
1 posted on 04/20/2018 10:01:56 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Paul is about to destroy his political career for good!


2 posted on 04/20/2018 10:03:31 AM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: jazusamo

Yes, sadly Paul is pathetic.


3 posted on 04/20/2018 10:04:35 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: jazusamo

Yet another example of Democrats, no matter what the issue or situation, voting in lockstep while Republicans eat their own.


4 posted on 04/20/2018 10:07:49 AM PDT by daler
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To: GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run

“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.


5 posted on 04/20/2018 10:08:09 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: jazusamo

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!


6 posted on 04/20/2018 10:09:22 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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To: jazusamo

How many of these assclowns were around when hillary was confirmed to be SofS?


7 posted on 04/20/2018 10:13:37 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it. MAGA!)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Bingo


8 posted on 04/20/2018 10:13:50 AM PDT by onona (Bull - my rights are sacrosanct.)
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To: GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run

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.


9 posted on 04/20/2018 10:16:14 AM PDT by surrey
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What is Rand Paul’s case against Pompeo?


10 posted on 04/20/2018 10:17:04 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

You’re absolutely right, they’ll do anything to try to stop his successes.


11 posted on 04/20/2018 10:17:19 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: BlueStateRightist

He supported the Iraq war.


12 posted on 04/20/2018 10:19:39 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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Has Paul stated a reason for his opposition? Does it appear valid? I’ll reserve judgement until I hear it.


13 posted on 04/20/2018 10:23:47 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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He supported the Iraq war.

Most Americans did at the time.

14 posted on 04/20/2018 10:24:15 AM PDT by bankwalker (Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.)
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To: surrey

Kaine wont win the nomination in case he runs. His crazy retarded past statements will sink him in.


15 posted on 04/20/2018 10:24:37 AM PDT by beergarden
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To: jazusamo

These asshats really do want to lose in November.


16 posted on 04/20/2018 10:25:11 AM PDT by glock rocks (... so much win!)
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MAGA!

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17 posted on 04/20/2018 10:25:46 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: bankwalker

Exactly.


18 posted on 04/20/2018 10:26:57 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: JimRed

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.


19 posted on 04/20/2018 10:28:53 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: jazusamo

And to think there were some saving graces about Lord Paul, or so I thought ... for a minute before I awoke.


20 posted on 04/20/2018 10:31:21 AM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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