Sen. Menendez says will vote against Pompeo for U.S. secretary of state
20 April, 2018, 00:54 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
"The Secretary of State has a much broader policy portfolio than the CIA Director". It was recently revealed and confirmed by the President himself, that a secret meeting with the North Korean leader took place over Easter weekend.
He spoke with top White House advisor Kellyanne Conway on a call arranged with reporters Wednesday afternoon. "It's time to put partisan politics aside and confirm this nomination".
Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Tim Kaine of Virginia announced their opposition to Pompeo this week.
"Shaheen says she is concerned about Pompeo's views on 'the LGBTQ community, American Muslims and women's reproductive rights, '" the editorial explained.
The committee is made up of 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats.
Meanwhile, the White House is working behind the scenes to break Democrat opposition to Pompeo, particularly in the Foreign Relations Committee. Rand Paul, his nomination is on track to be sent to the full Senate without the approval of the committee.
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In Florida, Trump told reporters before a lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he expected Paul would change his mind. The president recalled that Paul "voted for health care" when he was inclined to oppose it.
It would be unprecedented for a secretary of statenominee to lack enough support on the committee. Rand Paul of Kentucky, opposed the committee may have few other options when it convenes as soon as next week. He says Pompeo has done a good job in his current role, but that it is not a policy job. John McCain, R, is back home in Arizona, receiving treatment for a rare and serious form of brain cancer.
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President Donald Trump confirmed hours earlier that he dispatched Pompeo, who's now director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to Pyongyang to meet with Kim in advance of a summit expected for late May or early June where Trump will press the case for North Korea to give up its expanding nuclear arsenal.
'But again the first step is to get through the committee, and we'll see how that ends up'.
Pompeo is still expected to have enough votes in the full Senate to replace Rex Tillerson, who was sacked by Trump.
Heritage Foundation senior fellow James Carafano, who was on the Trump transition team, believes the Democratic leadership will make sure Pompeo wins, rather than appear overly obstructionist just as Trump is working to denuclearize North Korea and make America more secure.
Corker said it will be up to GOP leaders to decide what to do if Pompeo can't muster the votes at committee level. As an institutionalist, Schumer "thinks that unless a person is unqualified, the president has the right to pick" his top people. "In Congress, Pompeo voted as the conservative Republican he is".
But Klobuchar and other advocates say they hope there will soon be other senators who might have to make use of the accommodation. The US has had almost 2,000 senators in the past 229 years, but Duckworth is the first to give birth as a sitting senator.
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Trump faced criticism for using the term Saturday on social media, with critics noting that it echoed former President George W. May faced down her domestic critics as France's premier defended the "proportionate" response to the use of chemical weapons.
The comments surprised commentators since the government led by Erdogan has repeatedly insisted there will be no early elections. Bahceli's small MHP party is expected to form an alliance with Erdogan's ruling AK Party in the parliamentary polls.
The best was right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, who has excelled as a blocker the past two seasons - for the Kansas City Chiefs. Cobbs finished his Hoosiers career with 139 receptions, 1,990 yards and 12 touchdowns in three seasons.
A local reporter for The Arab News said Israeli warplanes were spotted in Syrian airspace just before the missiles were reported. The United States has blamed Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad for the Syrian chemical attacks .
The explosion in the 13th century Dargah of Sufi mystic Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during Ramzan, had killed three people. Police sounded an alert in Hyderabad and stepped up security, as the verdict also triggered a political slugfest.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's already said it will never see the Senate floor , calling the bill unnecessary. Under the bill, if a court determined a special counsel wasn't fired for "good cause", the person would be reinstated.
Trump's interference in the Qualcomm-Broadcom deal grazed the tip of deeper political issues between the United States and China. As of September 2017, Qualcomm employs 33,800 people in both full and part time positions, according to company filings.
The forecast for Wednesday calls for strong likelihood of rain around game time, changing to snow by late afternoon. While Rizzo was feeling good again, veteran utilityman Ben Zobrist was scratched with back tightness.
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