Senate committee plans Monday vote on Pompeo as secretary of state

Flake undecided on Pompeo's State nomination

But these senators should not let the appeal of #Resistance and pressure from the far Left blind them to what is best for America.

Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee said Thursday on the Senate floor.

"I like the fact that Pompeo met with him", Corker told reporters Wednesday at an event hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. I hope that a lot of other people would be doing the same thing.

According to President Trump, "Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed".

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Watch Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who has yet to take a position on Pompeo, said Mark Harkins, senior fellow at the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University. Several groups are reportedly targeting vulnerable red-state Democrats who are on the fence about his nomination. He added that he did not believe the North Korea trip would negatively affect Pompeo's chances at confirmation. He explained that "15 voted for him last year" for CIA Director, and "the only reason they would not is that of blind partisanship".

California Democrat Dianne Feinstein attributes her come-lately opposition to Mr. Pompeo's allegedly undiplomatic statements about "Muslims and the LGBT community".

Of the unknowns, all eyes are on a handful of moderate Democrats who Republicans are trying to win over, like Sens.

But Paul has pledged to oppose the nomination, on grounds that Pompeo is too favorable toward military intervention in the Middle East. Paul grilled Pompeo at his confirmation hearings last week, castigating the would-be secretary of state for continuing to support a US military presence in Afghanistan-contrary to Trump's position. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota 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.

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Manchin told reporters on Wednesday that he is "wide open" to supporting Pompeo but that he had not yet decided whether to do so. Many senators questioned whether he would stand up to the president on matters such as ripping up the Iran deal or launching talks with North Korea - or whether he would simply approve the president's predelictions to stay in his good graces.

North Korea has been forced to come to the table due to crippling economic sanctions, which were skillfully put in place by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has already said he intends to vote against Pompeo. Sen. John McCain in Arizona battling cancer, Republicans would need a single Democrat to vote in favor of Pompeo should each of the 49 remaining GOP members vote for the nomination.

Following Pompeo's meeting with Kim Jong Un, the Trump Administration seems confident that he will be confirmed by the Senate, as expressed by Kellyanne Conway and Tom Cotton today.

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