U.S. Senator Joe
Donnelly, D-Ind., has announced his support for the nomination of Mike
Pompeo to be Secretary of State.
serves as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
“When I met with
Director Pompeo, we had a productive conversation about the complex security
challenges we face, including the dangerous threat posed by North Korea's
nuclear missile program,” Donnelly said in a statement released on Monday.
“I strongly believe that a successful, peaceful outcome will require a
comprehensive strategy and a full team on the field, including an effective
State Department, to leverage all available tools. We need a Secretary of
State who will give the president an honest assessment on critical issues,
including Russia, Syria, and the defeat of ISIS. I believe Director Pompeo
is capable of advancing U.S. interests and leading the State Department, and
I will support his nomination.”
Donnelly met with
Pompeo on April 10 to discuss the nomination.