Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) announced Monday he’ll support President Trump’s Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo.
The Senate is expected to vote on Pompeo’s nomination this week – and the former CIA director and Kansas congressman is likely to secure enough votes to replace former Secretary Rex Tillerson.
That’s as progressive groups work to oppose Pompeo’s nomination.
Donnelly – who faces a tough re-election fight in a predominantly Republican state – says he believes Pompeo is capable of advancing American interests and delivering honest assessments to President Donald Trump. Donnelly says he had a productive conversation with the GOP nominee when they met earlier this month.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), another vulnerable red-state Democrat up for re-election this year, announced her support for Pompeo last week.