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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:22 PM

Sen. Tim Kaine to oppose Mike Pompeo for secretary of state

Source: CNN




By Kate Sullivan

Updated 1:13 PM ET, Sun April 15, 2018

(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation" that he will vote against former CIA Director Mike Pompeo for secretary of state because of what Kaine called the nominee's "anti-diplomacy disposition."

"We have a president who is anti-diplomacy," Kaine said. "And I worry that Mike Pompeo has shown the same tendency to oppose diplomacy."

Kaine cited Pompeo's opposition to the Iran nuclear deal when he was a member of the House of Representatives and said Pompeo "spoke about the relative ease of wiping out Iran's nuclear capacity with a bombing run."

In a written statement released after his appearance on CBS, Kaine called such a move "an unrealistic scenario" and wrote that Pompeo also "stands out in advocating US action to change out the governments" of North Korea and Iran.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/15/politics/tim-kaine-mike-pompeo-secretary-of-state/index.html

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Reply Sen. Tim Kaine to oppose Mike Pompeo for secretary of state (Original post)
DonViejo Apr 2018 OP
sandensea Apr 2018 #1
KPN Apr 2018 #2
lunasun Apr 2018 #3
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #5
MBS Apr 2018 #12
riversedge Apr 2018 #4
Mr.Bill Apr 2018 #6
bitterross Apr 2018 #7
Mr.Bill Apr 2018 #8
BigmanPigman Apr 2018 #13
raven mad Apr 2018 #9
sarcasmo Apr 2018 #10
paleotn Apr 2018 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:25 PM

1. Good. The man's obviously a thug, and little else.

I wouldn't be surprised if a senior CIA official revealed in the near future that Pompeo had attempted to use the agency to target Cheeto opponents.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:29 PM

2. He damned well better! Seems like a no brainer for any Senate Dem to me.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:33 PM

3. Thank You Sen. Kaine

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Response to lunasun (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:37 PM

5. thank you for the rational and supportive response to the good Senator

we need more of that around here

I thank him for his leadership also

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 05:26 PM

12. + 100 n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:36 PM

4. Well, I hope all the Dems will vote NO 🌊🌊🌊 #FlipItBlue #BlueWave2018 #VoteThemOUT

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 03:34 PM

6. No Democrat should ever vote

for any Trump nominee for any position.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 03:46 PM

7. Agreed! Democrats SHOULD be obstructionists!

We darn well ought to obstruct any moves 45 wants to make. There is just about nothing I can think of that we should support if it is coming from the current administration.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 03:58 PM

8. Our elected officials

shouldn't have even attended the inauguration.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:40 PM

13. Ditto!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 04:06 PM

9. Do it! OBSTRUCT!

RESIST!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 04:24 PM

10. Ivanka is the Secretary of State.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 05:02 PM

11. Pompeo

couldn't get a job at State, and he's picked for Sec State?! He has zip, zero, nada diplomacy experience. NOTHING! That's worse than just picking some random person off the street and asking if they want the position.

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