from Conservative Review:
Conservatives should celebrate Pompeo as secretary of state
Can new diplomatic chief drain the bureaucratic swamp at Foggy Bottom?
On Tuesday, the president announced he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the embattled U.S. diplomatic chief who had become deeply unpopular with conservatives. President Trump will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a former congressman with Tea Party bona fides.
The president said in a statement to the Washington Post:
“I am proud to nominate the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, to be our new Secretary of State. Mike graduated first in his class at West Point, served with distinction in the U.S. Army, and graduated with Honors from Harvard Law School. He went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives with a proven record of working across the aisle.”
The president nominated Gina Haspel — deputy director of the CIA (the number two position at the agency) — to replace Pompeo. If she is confirmed by Congress, Haspel will be become the first female CIA director in American history.
Pompeo released a statement shortly after the president announced his nomination: