Trump’s State Dept., CIA picks will be confirmed despite Rand Paul’s objections, Lindsey Graham says
The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
Posted on 3/18/2018, 12:13:20 PM by jazusamo
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he thinks President Trump’s picks to lead the State Department and CIA will make it through the Senate, despite Sen. Rand Paul’s pledge to try and block the nominees.
Mr. Graham said CIA Director Mike Pompeo will make a suitable replacement for Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, since he shares Mr. Trump’s world view — including a tough line against North Korea.
“He will get confirmed,” Mr. Graham told CNN’s State of the Union.
Mr. Paul, a libertarian-minded Republican from Kentucky, said he fears. Mr. Pompeo is a throwback to Republicans who advocated for “regime change” instead of diplomacy.
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