Trump: Newly Minted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a Patriot and Has My Trust

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 @KatiePavlich
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Posted: Apr 26, 2018 2:20 PM
Trump: Newly Minted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a Patriot and Has My Trust

Thursday afternoon, former CIA Director Mike Pompeo officially became the 70 U.S. Secretary of State after being confirmed by the Senate in a 57-42 vote. 

"I am pleased with the Senate’s confirmation of Mike Pompeo to serve as our country’s top diplomat. Having a patriot of Mike’s immense talent, energy, and intellect leading the Department of State will be an incredible asset for our country at this critical time in history," President Trump released in a statement. "He will always put the interests of America first. He has my trust. He has my support. Today, he has my congratulations on becoming America’s 70th Secretary of State."

Pompeo was officially sworn in soon after voting ended.

President Trump has been blasting Democrats for days for continued obstruction of Pompeo's nomination.