Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Pompeo Gets Key Backing From Democratic Senator

Video player cover image

Sen. Murphy Says Pompeo Needs to Put Diplomacy First

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is nearing the votes he needs for confirmation as secretary of state after Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp said Thursday she’ll cross party lines to back him.

The statement by Heitkamp of North Dakota breaks what had been a Democratic wall of opposition that threatened his confirmation, given that Pompeo also is opposed by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul.