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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Monday that he’ll vote for Mike Pompeo to lead the State Department, becoming the second Democrat to endorse the nomination and all but assuring confirmation later this week.
“After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State,” Manchin announced on Twitter Monday morning.
The article goes on to state the following:
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced her support for Pompeo on Thursday.
Pompeo is nonetheless headed for defeat in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Monday night thanks to opposition from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and no known support from the Democrats on the committee.
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After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State.
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) April 23, 2018
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