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CIA Director Mike Pompeo Confirmed As Next Secretary Of State

A 57-42 full Senate floor vote confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the next secretary of state.
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo Confirmed As Next Secretary Of State

A full Senate floor vote has confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state.

The 57-42 vote came after a handful of Democrats facing re-election in states that voted for President Donald Trump, pledged their support for Pompeo's nomination.

Earlier this week, he got a favorable recommendation from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — despite Democrats' concerns about his failure to disclose information about a trip to North Korea and what he's said in the past about Muslims and same-sex marriage.

Gina Haspel will take over as CIA acting director. Her confirmation hearing is scheduled for May 9.