Mike Pompeo confirmed as Secretary of State; Source: AP
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
On Thursday, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., voted to confirm Mike Pompeo as the secretary of state.
The Senate approved Pompeo’s nomination by a vote of 57 to 42.
Roger Wicker stated;
“As the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a former member of Congress, a West Point graduate at the top of his class, and an editor of the Harvard Law Review, no one can dispute Mike Pompeo’s qualifications to serve as our next secretary of state,” said Wicker. “President Trump has confidence in the secretary-designate, and he deserves a national security team he trusts to carry out his agenda. It is unfortunate so many of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle chose to ignore a long-standing tradition of strong bipartisan support for qualified nominees for secretary of state. I am nevertheless pleased this nomination has been confirmed, and I am confident Mike Pompeo will serve our nation well as our top diplomat.”
On Wednesday, Wicker spoke on the Senate floor supporting Pompeo’s confirmation.