Senator Lankford Applauds Confirmation of Mike Pompeo
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released the following statement on the confirmation of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State:
“I’ve known Mike since 2011. He has served our country as a US Representative from Kansas, as an officer in the United States Army, the director of the CIA, and as a businessman. He is a hard-working, dedicated public servant who will serve our nation well at the US Department of State. I am disappointed that Mike did not receive more bipartisan support for his nomination, as so many other Secretaries of State have received before him. Even if my colleagues disagree with his politics, we have always evaluated the Cabinet by their qualifications to hold the position, not on political bias. Mike has the qualifications and experience to serve the nation in this role, and I look forward to working with him as Secretary of State.”
Last week, Lankford met with Pompeo to discuss his appointment to serve as Secretary of State and spoke on the Senate floor in support of his nomination. Lankford serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, as well as the Senate Intelligence Committee.