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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement today after the Senate confirmed Central Intelligence Committee (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo to serve as the next Secretary of State in a 57-to-42 vote:

“I applaud today’s Senate confirmation of Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State. Based on his experience as CIA Director, an Army officer, a congressman, and his proven leadership on national security matters, he is eminently qualified to serve as our nation’s top diplomat. It is a shame that his nomination encountered partisan headwinds at a time when the U.S. and our allies face mounting national security threats. I look forward to working him and I am confident that he will successfully advance U.S. interests abroad, including the promotion of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.”