Some Democrats are threatening to block the approval of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. It’s just more of the same obstructionism we have all become accustomed to from Democrats. Tom Cotton slammed them on Meet the Press this weekend.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Cotton Rips Democrats Opposing Pompeo Because They Fear Blowback from the Left: ‘Shameful Political Behavior’
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) blasted Senate Democrats opposing Mike Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of state, saying Sunday they feared blowback from the left and were engaged in “shameful political behavior.”
Cotton referred to Pompeo as someone “who will soon be Secretary Pompeo” earlier in his interview with CBS host Margaret Brennan. Cotton said Pompeo was “committed to diplomatic solutions everywhere” and knew the credible threat of military force was key to obtaining such solutions.
President Donald Trump tapped Pompeo to take over at the State Department after he fired Rex Tillerson last month. However, after sailing to confirmation last year, Pompeo has earned only one Democratic “yes” vote so far in Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.).
“The Democrats, especially on the Foreign Relations Committee, are really engaged in shameful political behavior,” Cotton said.
He noted 14 Democrats and one independent who caucuses with the Democrats voted for Pompeo to be CIA Director last year and none of them, to his knowledge, had criticized his handling of that position.
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Good for Cotton!