Gardner Votes to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

Washington D.C. — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after the Senate voted to confirm Mike Pomepo as the next Secretary of State.


“Mike Pompeo is eminently qualified to be our next Secretary of State and I was proud to support him today,” said Gardner. “Pompeo was first in his class at West Point, served as a member of the House Intelligence Committee, was a successful business owner, and an effective CIA Director. Unfortunately, too many of my colleagues ignored these accolades and voted against him for purely political reasons. We should not play politics with an important national security position such as Secretary of State. I look forward to working with Mike Pompeo to tackle the world’s most challenging problems, including achieving the complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”


Last January Mike Pompeo was confirmed to be Director of the CIA by a vote of 66-32.




Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy


354 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

(202) 224-5941