Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan) will lead the CIA in the Trump Administration. The official announcement will probably come later today.
Ironically, Pompeo was not a huge Trump supporter, showing the President-Elect is willing to put politics aside for the good of the country.
Pompeo, 52, was elected to the House in 2010 as part of the first wave of so-called tea party lawmakers. A West Point and Harvard Law School graduate, he serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and is a close ally of Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
Notably, Pompeo backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) over Trump in the Republican presidential primary. In May, a Pompeo spokesman gave a somewhat tepid endorsement, saying the congressman would “support the nominee of the Republican Party because Hillary Clinton cannot be president of the United States.”
Pompeo has also been a major critic of the Iran nuclear deal.
Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas, a fierce critic of the Iran nuclear deal, picked to head CIA: https://t.co/Zw1y1iIYQn
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