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Cotton Statement on Delay of Mike Pompeo’s Confirmation to Lead the CIA

January 20, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after Senate Democrats obstructed the nomination of Mike Pompeo as CIA Director:

"Hundreds of thousands of Americans are in Washington this weekend at a designated special national-security event, yet the Democrats are obstructing the nomination of Mike Pompeo as CIA Director for no good reason. For Senator Wyden's sake, I hope the jihadists take the weekend off from trying to kill Americans."