Pompeo and Haspel nominations set up contentious Senate hearings

Pompeo and Haspel nominations set up contentious Senate hearings
 

Donald Trump’s sudden decision to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, and elevate his deputy to run the spy agency has set in motion a partisan battle on Capitol Hill ahead of what is likely to be a pair of contentious confirmation hearings.
Trump announced on Tuesday that he would nominate Pompeo, the former Tea party congressman and a hawk who shares the president’s foreign policy impulses, to be the nation’s top diplomat. To replace him, Trump tapped Gina Haspel, who currently serves as the deputy director of the CIA.
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14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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