Rand Paul opposes Pompeo nomination to lead State Department

- Maret 14, 2018

GOP Sen. Rand Paul opposes the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State and will do everything he can to stop the nomination, he said on Wednesday.

With the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly divided, Paul’s opposition could result in an unfavorable committee vote if all Democrats oppose Pompeo, though his nomination could still be brought to the floor by GOP leaders.

Paul did not rule out filibustering Pompeo, who Paul will vote against for his stance on torture and his support for the Iraq war.

Democrats have said it is too early to say how they will vote on Pompeo’s nomination in committee.


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