Young, Donnelly Say They'll Review Pompeo's Record Before Confirmation Vote
WASHINGTON - Indiana's senators aren't tipping their hand just yet on whether they'll vote to confirm President Trump's new Secretary of State.
Republican Todd Young and Democrat Joe Donnelly both served with CIA director Mike Pompeo in the House.
Young calls Pompeo "smart and experienced," and says he looks forward to considering his nomination for Secretary of State, as well as that of Pompeo's deputy Gina Haspel to replace him at the CIA.
Donnelly says he'll "carefully review" Pompeo and Haspel's records at what he calls a "critical time" for American foreign policy.
Two of the three Republican candidates to take on Donnelly in November's election, Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, also served alongside Pompeo in Congress, and were quick to embrace his nomination, both calling him a friend.
Messer says Pompeo "has the background, experience and tenacity" to be an "excellent secretary of state."
Rokita says the former Kansas congressman will be "a phenomenal representative for President Trump's America First foreign policy."
Indiana Sens. Todd Young (R, left) and Joe Donnelly (D) (Photo: Eric Berman/WIBC)