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Senate Confirms Pompeo for Secretary of State

Senate Confirms Pompeo for Secretary of State
(Leah Millis/Reuters)

Thursday, 26 April 2018 12:56 PM EDT

Outgoing CIA Director Mike Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate Thursday afternoon to become secretary of state.

The final tally was 57-42 in favor of the Republican former member of the House of Representatives, confirming him to the post.

Pompeo's confirmation narrowly made it out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday after last-minute support from Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. He's expected to have an easier time in the full Senate, though the tally will still likely be close.

If confirmed, Pompeo will replace Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil CEO fired by President Donald Trump on Twitter last month.

Pompeo is expected to be sworn in almost immediately. A long list of pressing issues awaits him including a decision on the Iran nuclear deal and Trump's upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Outgoing CIA Director Mike Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate Thursday afternoon to become secretary of state. Pompeo's confirmation narrowly made it out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday after last-minute support from Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky....
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