Despite major opposition from the Democrats, Mike Pompeo will be confirmed as Secretary of State.
From The Hill:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Monday that CIA Director Mike Pompeo will be confirmed as secretary of State despite a growing number of Democrats coming out against his nomination.
"He will pass. ... He understands the threats of the world better than anybody. He's a former Army officer, member of Congress, very sharp guy. But he will be secretary of State," Graham told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.
Pompeo has an uphill path to confirmation.
Republicans hold a narrow 51-seat majority. With GOP Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) opposed and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) absent while he battles brain cancer, Pompeo will need the support of at least one Democratic senator to be confirmed.
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