Tom Cotton releases statement following Pompeo's nomination for Secretary of State

Tom Cotton released a statement Tuesday, following Mike Pompeo's nomination for Secretary of State (U.S. Senate Historical Office)

President Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that CIA Director Mike Pompeo would replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

Following Trump's tweet, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton released this statement about Pompeo's nomination for Secretary of State and his replacement for CIA Director.

Mike Pompeo is an outstanding selection as our next Secretary of State. Mike’s deep understanding of world affairs, his clear-eyed view of the threats to our national security, and his key relationships with world leaders make him an excellent choice to be our top diplomat. While it’s a loss for the CIA, Gina Haspel is also an excellent choice to become the new CIA Director. A true professional with decades of experience at the Agency, Gina has worked closely with Mike and the national-security team over the last year. I look forward to supporting them both during the confirmation process and working with them in the years to come.

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