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Mike Pompeo Confirmed By Senate As Trump’s Second Secretary Of State

The Senate approved Mike Pompeo’s nomination as the next secretary of state on Thursday, installing the former CIA Director as the nation’s top diplomat.

The vote was 57-42. All the presenent Republicans approved Pompeo. He was also approved by Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and a few Democrats: Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Doug Jones of Alabama, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.

The President tapped Pompeo, a former Kansas Republican Congressman, to take the job after the two developed a close relationship during his tenure as the chief intelligence officer, during which Pompeo personally delivered the daily briefings at the White House.