Marc Short: Democrats are being pressured to vote against Mike Pompeo

Marc Short: Democrats are being pressured to vote against Mike Pompeo

President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for confirmation because all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they will oppose him.

Coons, the last Democrat on the panel to announce his position, said in a statement that he was encouraged by Pompeo's commitment to the diplomatic corps that he laid out in his confirmation hearing but concluded that the current Central Intelligence Agency director and former congressman would embolden rather than temper President Donald Trump's most bellicose instincts. "I can not overlook grave doubts about his anti-diplomacy disposition", said Sen.

However, since Republican Senator Rand Paul and all 10 committee Democrats have announced opposition, Pompeo will not be approved by the committee unless someone changes their position.

An unfavorable recommendation out of committee has no practical effect.

Pompeo's confirmation before the full Senate now hangs in balance, with the votes of just a handful of senators determining whether he becomes the nation's top diplomat after Trump fired Rex Tillerson last month.

Mr. Pompeo now heads the Central Intelligence Agency but was nominated by President Trump to take over at the State Department after former Secretary Rex W. Tillerson was sacked.

Fox Talk Show Host Sean Hannity Is A Shrewd Real Estate Investor
In January 2016, Hannity said there were "millions more Americans suffering under this president" partly because of foreclosures. Several of Hannity's properties were bought at a discount after their previous owners defaulted on their mortgages in 2013.

Jessica Lal's sister forgives killer, won't object to Manu Sharma's release
Delhi government rules permit a murder convict undergoing a life sentence to approach a review board to seek "premature release". The trial court judgment was overturned, and Manu Sharma was found guilty of having murdered Lal.

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam guilty of attempted murder in Belgium
Abdeslam is in a French prison awaiting trial over claims about his role in the Islamic State attack in Paris over two years ago. Despite the absence of both accused, security was tight around the Brussels court, with heavily armed police on guard.

"I think Mike Pompeo will go down as one of the great secretary of states", he said. "He (was) a very studious member of Congress - always came prepared and could always come up with a creative solution on whatever policy problem was in front of us". GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona has signaled he has some concerns about Pompeo's nomination but hasn't yet said how he'll vote. Heidi Heitkamp, also represents a Trump supporting state, West Virginia.

The chairman of the committee, Republican Sen.

The committee action won't necessarily stall Pompeo's confirmation before the full Senate, but it would be an unusual setback not seen since the panel took a pass on John Bolton, President George W. Bush's pick for ambassador to the United Nations. Seven Democrats remained publicly uncommitted, including other Red State Democrats up for reelection this year such as Sens. Joe Donnelly of IN, and Claire McCaskill of Missouri - all of whom are up for re-election this year IN states that Trump won by big margins IN 2016.

Historically, secretaries of State have enjoyed large, bipartisan margins of support. Both Secretaries Hillary Clinton and John Kerry were confirmed with 94 votes in support under President Obama.

President Trump has not fared as well. Later this week, Pompeo might test that record.

Instead of allow an unfavorable vote onto your panel, at which Republicans have a majority, in case Pompeo can't discover capital senators may choose not to issue a recommendation.

Related News:



Most liked

May's Xbox One Free Games with Gold List Revealed
As for " Super Mega Baseball 2 ", sports fans will be thrilled to try out the game for free for the entire month of May. Then, starting on May 16, Xbox 360 will also receive Vanquish , the fast-action sliding cover shooter.

Yemen: Saudi coalition air raids kill 20 at wedding in Hajjah
Hospital chief Mohammed al-Sawmali said the groom and 45 of the wounded were brought to the local al-Jomhouri hospital.

Brand new Detroit Become Human Screenshots show how gorgeous it is
Become Human has officially gone gold, as studio Quantic Dream has formally announced over at the PlayStation Blog today. Alter the Course of History - Using the Flowchart at the end of the demo, use the skill to discover alternate endings.

Grand Theft Auto V
However, based on our overview , it isn't exactly a particularly useful cross-section of what GTA Online has to offer. Grand Theft Auto V is available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

China: Over 30 dead following traffic accident in North Korea
In November he told Fox News , when asked about the many vacancies in the State Department, that "I'm the only one that matters". Mr Trump has claimed in a tweet that Pyongyang agreed to "denuclearisation" ahead of this potential meeting.

Barbara Bush remembered by fellow dog walkers in Kennebunk
Barbara Bush would come - alone or with her husband - hug the owners and order her namesake pizza or other dishes on the menu. While there were many striking images from the weekend, one stood out- after the funeral President George H.W.

Cleveland Browns: Mike Mayock Advise Their QB Choice
The Jets gave up their No. 6 overall pick, plus three second-round picks, two of them in 2018 and one in 2019, to find out. The Bills don't have a starting quarterback (sorry AJ McCarron) after trading Tyrod Taylor to the Browns.

Watch the Teaser Trailer for HBO's SHARP OBJECTS
The moody teaser doesn't give away too much, but it does bear all the trademarks of Vallée's dreamlike, brooding aesthetic. Set to a haunting score, the teaser sees Adams' Preaker driving back to her hometown, where her dark past is kept.

Spurs on ouster brink after loss to Warriors
Messina will also be at the helm Sunday as San Antonio tries to stay alive and push the series to a fifth game Tuesday in Oakland. At the start of the playoffs, many people considered the Warriors to have a very challenging first-round matchup.

PM 'will not backtrack' on leaving customs union
At least 10 Conservative backbenchers have signed an amendment to the trade and customs bill supporting continued membership. Parliament is set to hold a non-binding vote on the customs union on Thursday.

Today Analysts Focus on BGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP), Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN)
After $1.40 actual EPS reported by Wynn Resorts, Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 37.14% EPS growth. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Wynn Resorts, Limited during the fourth quarter worth approximately $65,886,000.

Quarterback battle takes center stage on Alabama A-Day
Jones added a 46-yard touchdown strike to junior slot receiver Xavian Marks with 35 seconds remaining to put the game away. Najee Harris led both teams with 41 rushing yards. "That is just one thing that we have to continue to improve on".

Australian dog receives police honours for keeping lost…
Young Aurora was reported missing on Friday at 3 pm as she went wandering around Queensland's Southern Downs. A blue heeler dog by the name of Max stayed with his owner Aurora when she went missing for 15 hours.

Alexandre Lacazette's late salvo sinks West Ham at Arsenal
The first goal came from Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye in the 11th minute, while Burnley forward Ashley Barnes equalized in the 62nd.

Mike Mayock's 2018 NFL Draft prospect-team connections
Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL Draft private. He's an interesting prospect because he's a big, long, fast and athletic pass rusher coming out of a small school.