Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will do “whatever it takes” — including filibuster — to block President Donald Trump’s nominations of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state and CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to the top post of the agency.
Sen. Paul lashed out at the picks on CNN’s “State of the Union” and CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
“You really want a diplomat to be in charge of the State Department, not someone who is advocating for war,” he told “Face the Nation” about Pompeo’s nomination as the nation’s top diplomat.
“I frankly think that Pompeo’s positions are too much of an advocate for regime change, really everywhere,” he added.
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