WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement after the Senate, with Boozman’s support, voted in a bipartisan manner to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State:
“Mike Pompeo is eminently qualified to be our nation’s top diplomat. Our country needs someone with his knowledge, skills and experience leading our foreign policy at this critical time. I’m confident Mike will guide the State Department with a steady hand and will play a key role in several diplomatic challenges facing the United States, including denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, ensuring Iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon and further strengthening our partnerships with strategic allies.
“The fact that Senate Democrats continue to obstruct and slow-walk the nominations of qualified nominees who go on to receive bipartisan support on votes for final confirmation is an unfortunate, destructive practice that ultimately harms our country and the departments and agencies that desperately need leadership.”