Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin tweeted that he will support Pompeo in his confirmation vote, increasing his chances of being confirmed by the chamber.
He secretly travelled to Pyongyang around the end of March to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who is expected to hold a summit with Trump, perhaps in early June. If Paul and all of the Democrats decline to support the nomination, Pompeo would not be recommended favorably to the Senate before a full vote.
"We are in an era where somebody like this, who is qualified, unfortunately, is likely to be voted out without recommendation or with a negative recommendation", Sen.
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"Look, at some point, Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president, and they have to decide whether they want to put the safety and the security and the diplomacy of our country ahead of their own political games, and we're very hopeful that they will", Sanders said.
Even Democrats who are not facing tough reelection races are leery about setting a new standard by trying to block Pompeo in committee.
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., was the latest committee Democrat to come out against Tillerson's nomination on Friday because of concerns that Pompeo -who Democrats regard as a military hawk - will embolden "President Trump's most belligerent and risky instincts". Senators have generally held the view that presidents are allowed to have the cabinet of their choosing as long as there are no glaring problems with the nominees. Claire McCaskill of Missouri - all of whom are up for re-election this year in states that Trump won by big margins in 2016. But innovative groups are pounding senators' workplaces in resistance to Pompeo's hawkish foreign policy viewpoints and comments about marriage and Muslims. As soon as Sen. Heidi Heitkamp as Democrats who have to publicly announced their support for Pompeo.
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"I don't agree with every position he's taken or every word he has spoken", Sen. Bob Corker, blames partisan politics for opposition to Pompeo, saying the Central Intelligence Agency chief is just as qualified as past nominees for secretary of state. The senator "is assessing his record before making a final decision".
In the committee, the opposition has been building ahead of Monday's session.
Despite that lack of support at the committee level, Republican and Democratic leadership aides say that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., can still bring up his nomination for a floor vote and is expected to do so later in the week - regardless of the committee vote - after jumping over some procedural hurdles.
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"When I met with Director Pompeo, we had a productive conversation about the complex security challenges we face, including the unsafe threat posed by North Korea's nuclear missile program", he said in the statement. "I remain concerned that Dir".