Two More Senate Democrats Back Pompeo for Secretary of State

23 April, 2018, 22:07 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Two More Senate Democrats Back Pompeo for Secretary of State

All Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as Republican Rand Paul (Ky.), have signaled opposition to Pompeo's nomination. 'The Dems will not approve hundreds of good people, including the Ambassador to Germany. The White House pressured senators to endorse Pompeo, now the Central Intelligence Agency director, with Trump blasting Democrats as "obstructionists" and his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders accusing them of playing "political games" with the crucial cabinet post.

That is considered unlikely, Senate aides have said, because at least a few committee Democrats would not want to deny Pompeo, a former congressman, consideration by the full Senate.

Manchin of West Virginia and Donnelly of IN joined Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as the first three Senate Democrats IN supporting the nominee.

Marc Short, the White House legislative director, said recent weeks have been "incredibly disheartening" as he has had private conversations with Democrats who say Pompeo is qualified but will not vote for him because of political considerations.

The editorial boards of the New York Daily News and USA Today endorsed Mike Pompeo's confirmation as secretary of state just as senators gear up to vote on the president's nominee.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., was the latest committee Democrat to come out against the nomination, stating concerns on Friday that Pompeo - who Democrats regard as a military hawk - will embolden "President Trump's most belligerent and unsafe instincts". "He will be a great Secretary of State!" Heitkamp's support would clinch 50 votes, and with the support of Vice President Mike Pence, Pompeo could be confirmed.

Pressure is mounting on senators from both sides.

Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, who was among the last Democrats on the panel to announce his no vote, said he's is concerned that Pompeo "will embolden, rather than moderate or restrain" Trump's 'most belligerent and unsafe instincts'. All three are up for re-election in states President Donald Trump won in 2016. He made his decision after sitting down with the nominee. They voice concern that Pompeo would act as a hawkish advocate for military force, not diplomacy, and would fail to serve as a counter-balance to Trump.

There are 11 of Trump's fellow Republicans and 10 Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee.

Rather than allow an unfavorable vote on the panel, where Republicans have a one-seat majority, senators could choose not to issue a recommendation if Pompeo cannot find enough backing.

"Democrats, especially on the Foreign Relations Committee, are really engaged in shameful political behavior, ' Cotton said Sunday on CBS" 'Face the Nation'.

The full Senate is still expected to consider Pompeo's nomination later this week.


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