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Kaine Statement On Vote To Confirm Representative Mike Pompeo As CIA Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today on his vote to confirm Representative Mike Pompeo as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA):

“I voted in favor of the nomination of Representative Mike Pompeo for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. With his experience on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Pompeo has a keen understanding of the CIA’s role in the intelligence community. He appears ready to support our intelligence workforce and knowledgeable about our nation’s current cyber threats. I hope that the new Administration will trust his agency and listen to its findings.”