Skip to comments.Sen. Rand Paul Changes ‘No’ to ‘Yes,’ Will Vote to Confirm Pompeo as Secretary of State
Posted on 04/23/2018 2:51:02 PM PDT by davikkm
Several Monday conversations with President Donald Trump, a meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and reassurances about Afghanistan led Sen. Rand Paul to announce Monday evening that he would vote to support Pompeo as the next Secretary of State. Paul recounted his decision process on Twitter as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepared to vote on the Pompeo confirmation. The senator spoke with President Trump several times during the day and met with Pompeo.
After calling continuously for weeks for Director Pompeo to support President Trumps belief that the Iraq war was a mistake, and that it is time to leave Afghanistan, today I received confirmation the Director Pompeo agrees with @realDonaldTrump, wrote Paul.
President Trump believes that Iraq was a mistake, that regime change has destabilized the region, and that we must end our involvement with Afghanistan, he continued. Having received assurances from President Trump and Director Pompeo that he agrees with the President on these important issues, I have decided to support his nomination to be our next Secretary of State.
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Thank you Senator Paul.
Thanks for what? He’s a spaz.
Someone owes him big time.
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Rand just like to see his name in the news.
It was that, or President Trump was going to sic Rand's neighbor on him again :-)
Good. I figured he’d come around. He’s got to know all this nonsense of holding up appointees has got to go. Mitch McConnell better start acting like a REAL republican.
Fox Business is reporting that the Pompeo vote has failed in committee. Anyone have details?
Johnny Isakson was attending a funeral in Georgia. He needs to retire and suffer his Parkinsons with dignity.
Just watching this on CSPAN, and he has been approved 11 R to 9 D in committee, with one (koontz D) voting “present”. So Pompeo vote is now going on to senate floor, not tonight I don’t think.
Grandstanding pompous ass..
It took Sen Paul’s yes vote and Sen Coons present vote to move it along. Having vote when all 12 republicans couldn’t attend is Corker’s lame effort to derail it.
Precisely, my good FRiend. We expect the vote to confirm.
That Mister Paul wanted some some cheap ink and heavy petting from the leftie media by holding the vote over the heads of us Americans is no occasion for gratitude.
It's an occasion to recognize what a creep is he (or, as you say, a "spaz".)
I heard Trump threatened to give him a bunch of noogies.
Thanks; sounds like there was some last second deals/changes.
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