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Corker to ‘Avidly Support’ Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced his decision to support the confirmation of Mike Pompeo to serve as Secretary of State following a committee hearing on the nomination.

“Based on my personal meetings, and the phone calls, and certainly your outstanding testimony today, I think you’re a person of high intellect,” said Corker. “I think your background could not be better to serve in this capacity. I think you have the personal characteristics to lead the State Department in a way that generates the kind of culture and levers that we need around the world for active diplomacy. And for that reason, I plan to avidly support your nomination and confirmation.”

Corker’s opening statement from today’s hearing is available here. Click here for complete testimony and video footage from the hearing.