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Senator Kaine Says He Will Vote Against Pompeo For Secretary of State

Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine has been harshly critical of President Trump’s military strike on Syria, without the consent of Congress and says he will vote against the President’s nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.

Senator Tim Kaine says President Trump doesn’t believe in diplomacy, “And I worry that Mike Pompeo has shown the same tendency to oppose diplomacy.” Senator Kaine is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which will hear from Pompeo this week.

Senator Tim Kaine was on CBS’s Face the Nation yesterday (4/15) and said, “We are going to have a floor vote and I will tell you what my vote is. I don’t want a secretary of state who is going to exacerbate the President Trump’s tendency to oppose diplomacy. You’ve seen President Trump try to underfund the state department and USAID, not appoint key ambassadors, tweet out insults about foreign leaders, back the United States out of International agreements. We do not need a secretary of state who is going to exaggerate those tendencies.”