Democrat senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have caved and are pledging their support to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.
They join Rand Paul who has also flipped his vote and will now support Pompeo, who Paul declares has won his support because he has admitted that the Iraq war was a mistake. Weird that that is what it took to change Paul’s mind, but whatever it takes, I reckon.
On a side note, I have never understood why Joe Manchin remains in the Democrat Party. He is from a red state, votes with Republicans half of the time, and is more conservative than liberal. Yet, he hangs out with the scum in the party of the KKK that voted against civil rights, the party of abortion, the Clintons and Barack Hussein. If Manchin had switched parties months ago I believe he would be sailing to an easy re-election. Instead, he is in a dogfight.
Pompeo should have been unanimously confirmed already. What other Secretary of State nominee in American history has made a dangerous trip abroad to convince a violent communist dictator to disarm himself of his nuclear weapons BEFORE he was even voted on and denied confirmation by the trash that populates the left side of the aisle?
After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State.take our poll - story continues below
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) April 23, 2018
Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced her support for Trump's secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo, giving him a much-needed vote for his confirmation https://t.co/UhQtjLENL6 pic.twitter.com/UGOI1pd6OL
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 19, 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
So, that’s what it took to get a “yes” vote from Rand Paul, to admit that Iraq was a mistake? Really? How about taking a dangerous trip to North Korea to set up a meeting to peacefully disarm King Pudgy. That was nothing to Paul, but admitting that Iraq was a mistake was everything? Cranial-rectal inversion much?
Manchin backs Pompeo, all but guaranteeing he's got the votes on the floor, even if the committee vote will go against him https://t.co/Q9kiqCeE8o
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) April 23, 2018
You lose, stupid squaw! Pompeo will be confirmed! Peacefully disarming King Pudgy and preventing WWIII may be counter to the Democrat agenda, but we patriots will take it. You can return to your room and continue pulling the wings off of flies now.
— Thomas Madison (@tmadison200) April 23, 2018
Dem WV Sen Manchin becomes 2nd Dem to announce they will vote to confirm Pompeo as SecState. Joins Heitkamp. If Paul remains a nay & all other GOPers vote yea, Pompeo should should have at least 51 yeas
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 23, 2018