WASHINGTON, April 26 – RIA Novosti. The U.S. Senate approved on Wednesday the candidacy of Mike Pompeo for the post of Secretary of state. For a majority of the 100 senators.
Informed him after difficult negotiations, endorsed the Senate Committee on foreign Affairs — by a margin of just two votes, because of the resistance of the Democrats. The first vote then came to nothing because the votes for and against were equal. At the second attempt for Pompeo voted on 11 of the 20 present members of the Committee (Committee of 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats.). Pompeo became the first ever candidate that was approved with such a small margin.
After approval by the full Senate, the candidate can only take the oath to begin his duties in his new capacity. It could happen on the day of approval.