A Senate committee is set to vote at 5 p.m. Monday on the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state.
Pompeo faces Democratic opposition and may not be able secure a recommendation from the panel.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says it may be tough for Democrats to block Pompeo’s nomination after his high-stakes meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
McConnell said Thursday, “Obviously, he has the confidence of the president. It’s hard to imagine a better choice.”
The nominee to replace Pompeo is Gina Haspel, now the deputy director. Her Senate hearing is scheduled for May 9, and she, too, faces resistance.