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Donnelly Will Support Pompeo for Secretary of State

Indiana's Democrat senator says he believes Pompeo is thinking correctly on security threats.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, said he will support former CIA director Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. Pompeo was appointed by Pres. Trump, but must be confirmed by the Senate before he can take office.

“When I met with Director Pompeo, we had a productive conversation about the complex security challenges we face, including the dangerous threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear missile program," said Donnelly. 

"I strongly believe that a successful, peaceful outcome will require a comprehensive strategy and a full team on the field, including an effective State Department, to leverage all available tools. We need a Secretary of State who will give the president an honest assessment on critical issues, including Russia, Syria, and the defeat of ISIS. I believe Director Pompeo is capable of advancing U.S. interests and leading the State Department, and I will support his nomination.”

Donnelly and Pompeo met April 10. Pompeo was also questioned by Sen. Todd Young, a Republican.

PHOTO: Courtesy Joe Donnelly

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