Update: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has sworn in Pompeo as the new secretary of state.
Welcome to the State Department, Secretary Mike Pompeo. pic.twitter.com/8Rrfj78sOv— Department of State (@StateDept) April 26, 2018
Current CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been confirmed as our next secretary of state, earning the support of six Democrats and one Independent.
The Senate has confirmed Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. The vote was 57-42. All Republicans present voted aye. Seven senators who caucus with the Democrats voted yes. Heitkamp, Manchin, Donnelly, Jones, Nelson, King, McCaskill.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 26, 2018
Pompeo graduated at the top of his class at West Point and attended Harvard Law School. He served as a representative from Kansas from 2011-2017 and was then appointed as CIA director by President Trump. He was nominated for secretary of state after the president dismissed Rex Tillerson.