Indeed, no secretary of state going all the way back to Henry Kissinger had ever received more than two negative votes in the Foreign Relations Committee - until Donald Trump became president.
Democratic US Senator Heidi Heitkamp said on Thursday she would vote in favor of Republican President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, making it likely that the Central Intelligence Agency director will be confirmed to take the post.
"I don't hate the idea that there's some preparation being done for a potential summit", he further added in his statement. He said Pompeo also was not forthcoming when questioned about the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election.
Mike Pompeo's talks "went smoothly", Trump tweeted, with details about a presidential meeting within the next few months "being worked out now".
"If he's confirmed, I'll hold Mr. Pompeo accountable to make sure he advances our country's leadership in the world and supports our embassies - including by filling critical jobs that have been vacant, like for the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea".
"We have now discovered no case of a Secretary of State nominee receiving apart from a positive report by the Committee on International Relations", the Historic Workplace confirmed in an e-mail.
"I think it's positive that they are beginning to do some of the underlying work before negotiations begin", stated Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
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Other Democrats, including Warren Christopher and Cyrus Vance, were also approved unanimously in committee, as were Republicans Colin Powell, James Baker and George Shultz. "And, if talks between Trump and Kim Jong Un do not go well, it can not be used as an excuse to justify military action for a situation that has no military solution". "They're wishing it", Cornyn said.
On Wednesday, the left-leaning group American Bridge launched Facebook ads targeting three undecided Republican members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Jeff Flake of Arizona, Dean Heller of Nevada and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - after McClatchy reported Pompeo did not tell Congress he owned a Kansas business that imported oilfield equipment from a company owned by the Chinese government.
"Agriculture, and other issues that I think are incredibly important to her state and to the country", Menendez said. "But he's going to vote against him for secretary of state".
Committee chair Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., acknowledged "it doesn't look promising" that Pompeo will clear the committee.
"I hope there will be a number of professionals who will be meeting with leaders in North Korea prior to the meeting, people from Energy, Defense and other places", said Corker.
Pompeo will nonetheless get a vote earlier than the total Senate even with an unfavorable advice. And I don't think he'll let us down again.