Senate Confirms CIA Chief Mike Pompeo As Next Secretary of State With 57-42 Vote

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(FOX NEWS) – The Senate voted Thursday to confirm CIA chief Mike Pompeo as President Trump’s next secretary of state, ending a contentious nomination battle.

Pompeo was confirmed on a 57-42 vote.

Pompeo, a former Republican congressman from Kansas, replaces Rex Tillerson, the oil executive who was ousted by Trump last month.

The Trump administration had pushed for lawmakers to confirm Pompeo by Thursday so he could head to a NATO meeting in Brussels on Friday.

Pompeo is expected to be sworn in almost immediately. A long list of pressing issues awaits him, including a decision on the Iran nuclear deal and Trump’s upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for which Pompeo laid the groundwork.

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