WASHINGTON, April 23 — RIA Novosti. Two democratic Senator supported the candidacy of Mike Pompeo for the post of U.S. Secretary of state, virtually ensuring him the approval of the Senate.
Democrats Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin from West Virginia has issued statements in which he supported the candidacy Pompeo. One democratic Senator supported the Pompeo informed.
Given that the Republicans have 51 votes out of 100 in the Senate, provided their unanimous support for Pompeo must be approved by the full Senate. Of all the Republicans, only Rand Paul has expressed doubts about his candidacy and stated that they can vote against.
In this case, before approval by the full Senate Pompeo needs to pass a procedural vote in the Committee on international Affairs. If the Floor vote in the absence of the sick of John McCain the Republicans may not have enough votes in the Committee for approval Pompeo. In this case, the leadership of the faction will still be able to approve it by a General vote of the chamber.
Final approval Pompeo could take place this week.