April 23, 2018

Manchin Will Vote to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote to confirm Secretary of State Nominee, Mike Pompeo.

“After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, and considering his distinguished time as CIA Director and his career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State. During this sensitive diplomatic time, it’s important our next Secretary of State understands the grave threats facing our nation and can offer diplomatic solutions to avoid conflict, as soon as possible. I believe he will represent our interests well across the world and provide wise counsel to President Trump on our foreign policy. Mike Pompeo will bring a unique perspective to the State Department and is the right person to lead the department to achieve our country’s foreign policy goals. I have had a strong working relationship with him in my role on the Senate Intelligence Committee and look forward to working with him as Secretary of State in the best interest of West Virginia and the United States.”