Mike Pompeo Confirmed by Senate and Sworn in as Head of CIA


Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and has been sworn in as the Director of the CIA.  Pompeo is the third person appointed by President Donald Trump to be confirmed to his cabinet position, as Senate Democrats and Chuck Schumer play petty party politics in delaying Trump’s choices. The vote was 66-32. Pompeo was sworn in Monday evening by Vice President Pence.

Mike Pompeo_swornin

The Senate on Monday confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo to be director of the CIA, following a spirited debate in which Democrats expressed concern about his stances on domestic surveillance, data collection and torture.

The vote was 66 to 32, with a majority of Democrats voting no — as well as Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

Pompeo was subsequently sworn in.

“The president and I are confident in your abilities and know you will rise to the challenge to lead the Central Intelligence Agency,” Vice President Mike Pence said at the swearing-in.

If you liked this post, you may also like these:

  • Donald Trump Chooses Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General & Rep. Mike Pompeo for CIA Director
  • Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly Confirmed by Senate as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security (Update: Kelly Sworn In)
  • U.S. Senate Confirms Retired Gen. James Mattis as Defense Secretary (Update: Mattis Sworn In)
  • Samuel Alito Sworn In as Nation’s 110th Supreme Court Justice
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SENATE ELECTION 2014: Mike Rounds (R) – Rick Weiland (D) … (UPDATE: Race Called for Republican Mike Rounds, GOP+3)

  • Comments

    Leave a Reply

    Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

    • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
    • Red (comments)
    • Dugga (technical issues)
    • Dana (radio show comments)
    • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
    E-mail It