Donald Trump Names Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo His Pick for CIA Director

The three-term Republican congressman from Wichita, Kansas, is a member of the House Energy Committee and the Intelligence Committee, which is responsible with conducting oversight of U.S. intelligence agencies and practices.
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Transcript for Donald Trump Names Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo His Pick for CIA Director
And the president elect's team starts to shape up the backlash over who he's choosing to stand by a side continues. His team announcing this morning the first member of Trump's cabinet Jeff Sessions the Alabama senator has been offered the position of attorney general. A loyal supporter sessions was the first GOP senator to endorsed trump during the primary. Well I'd be honored to be considered trump releasing a statement saying he's been unbelievably impressed with him in his phenomenal record. But so she could face a challenging confirmation in the senate in 1986 he was blocked from becoming a district judge over racially charged comments. Prep country is very concerned about diversity and how their appeals are made and what happened in the campaign and again. Senator sessions could ever real problem getting approval by the senate. Another appointee facing resistance lieutenant general Michael Flynn just named national security advisor has. At the Republican National Convention Flynn incited the infamous lost her chance against Hillary Clinton. And in his book field of flight Flynn wrote I don't believe all cultures are morally equivalent. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he's deeply concerned with flames inflammatory remarks. And the transition team has filled one more spot pegging representative Mike Pompeo of Kansas currently a member of the House Intelligence Committee as director of the CIA. Trump also planned to meet with formal rival Mitt Romney over the weekend the two exchanged some heated words in the past in the meetings those are all about mending fences. Maggie really ABC news Washington.

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