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Rubio Applauds President-Elect Trump’s Selection of Mike Pompeo for CIA Director

Nov 18, 2016 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s intention to nominate U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo (KS-04) for director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA):

“Mike Pompeo’s background as an Army officer and congressman, and his knowledge and leadership on national security issues, make him a strong choice to lead the CIA at this crucial time in our nation’s history. Our intelligence professionals are America’s first line of defense, and it’s essential that our leaders and policymakers have the best possible intelligence as they work to protect and advance our country’s interests. The world is more dangerous than ever, with Russia and China attempting to undermine America’s allies, Islamic terrorism spreading, and increasingly aggressive rogue nations threatening our security. I’m confident Mike will do a good job guiding the men and women of the CIA in their important work on behalf of our nation, and I look forward to helping usher his nomination through the Senate and working with him in his new role.”