U.S. Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo As New Central Intelligence Agency Director
By Space Coast Daily // January 23, 2017
CONFIRMED by a vote of 66-32
WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Senate confirmed Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo as the new Central Intelligence Agency director, giving President Donald Trump his third cabinet confirmation.
The Senate confirmed Rep. Pompeo to lead the spy agency by a vote of 66-32.
Pompeo, 53, replaces Obama appointee CIA Director John Brennan.
The new CIA director graduated first in his class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, served as an officer in the U.S. Army and graduated from Harvard Law School.
A four term congressman, Pompeo served on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Select Benghazi Committee.
Last Friday, the Senate confirmed Defense Secretary James Mattis in a 98-1 vote, and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly 88-11.
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