Pompeo nomination clears panel in Senate

Posted: April 24, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (left), R-Tenn., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., oversee the vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, who has faced considerable opposition before the panel, Monday on Capitol Hill.

WASHINGTON -- After a Republican holdout changed his mind at the last minute, Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him along party lines.

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