As Mike Pompeo begins his Senate hearings and the confirmation process to become our next Secretary of State, Rhode Islanders will be watching to see if Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed choose to play partisan games with America’s top diplomatic position.
In January 2017, Whitehouse and Reed had no problem voting to confirm Pompeo as the Director of Central Intelligence, and should remain consistent when Pompeo’s nomination to Secretary of State comes to a vote.
Reed and Whitehouse should think twice before letting politics disrupt our national security and interests abroad. Will Senators Whitehouse and Reed remain consistent and support Pompeo’s nomination, or will they choose to play resistance politics at the expense of America’s national security?
For more on Mike Pompeo's nomination, see RNC Research's latest.
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