Well it turns out that Rand Paul isn’t going to disappoint President Trump this time around and has flipped to supporting Mike Pompeo’s SOS nomination.
He explains below:
I just finished speaking to @realDonaldTrump, after speaking to him several times today. I also met with and spoke to Director Pompeo.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 23, 2018
After calling continuously for weeks for Director Pompeo to support President Trump’s belief that the Iraq war was a mistake, and that it is time to leave Afghanistan, today I received confirmation the Director Pompeo agrees with @realDonaldTrump— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 23, 2018
President Trump believes that Iraq was a mistake, that regime change has destabilized the region, and that we must end our involvement with Afghanistan.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 23, 2018
Having received assurances from President Trump and Director Pompeo that he agrees with the President on these important issues, I have decided to support his nomination to be our next Secretary of State.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 23, 2018
Well there you go. One more Republican vote to assure that Pompeo doesn’t have any issues getting through the Senate today. And he should get a favorable vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee too, thanks to Rand flipping.
The main vote should happen sometime this afternoon.