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Rand Paul Voices Opposition to Pompeo and Haspel Nominations

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Rand Paul Voices Opposition to Pompeo and Haspel Nominations
Kentucky senator Rand Paul said he would oppose the president’s picks for secretary of state and CIA director, criticizing one over what he described as support for regime change and both for their links to torture. Trump announced in a tweet Tuesday that he would be nominating current CIA director Mike Pompeo to be his secretary of state, and current deputy CIA director Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo. “I’m going to do everything I can to block them,” Paul told reporters. The Kentucky senator sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, which would consider Pompeo’s nomination before it goes to the...
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