Until a last-minute change of heart by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul, the nomination appeared headed to an unfavorable recommendation.
Mr Pompeo became one of Mr Trump's closest advisers during his 15 months as Central Intelligence Agency director.
Others, like Senator Maggie Hassan, said they anxious Pompeo was too close politically to the president to stand up to him if need be. When the Republicans on the panel were missing a "yes" vote by Sen. Among the most recently serving Secretaries of State, for example, Colin Powell (unanimously confirmed via unrecorded voice vote), Condoleeza Rice, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry all cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on unanimous or near-unanimous votes and were confirmed on the Senate floor in votes that included only a handful of votes in opposition.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised the committee for moving forward with Pompeo's nomination, and accused Democrats of "pointless obstruction".
Isakson was delivering the eulogy for a friend in Atlanta, and was unable to return to Washington until later in the evening.
A negative vote on Pompeo's nomination would not necessarily have precluded the full Senate from taking it up.
That's when Democrat Senator Chris Coons said he would vote as present to allow Isakson to rest after attending the funeral. He said it would have been "heartless" to shuttle Isakson off his return flight straight to a delayed committee vote when the outcome was a foregone conclusion.
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In a statement , the OPCW said its team had visited one of the sites of the alleged attack to collect samples for analysis. Both agents believed to be used in the attack degrade over time, making tests for the actual agent hard , he said.
"I am concerned that Mr. Pompeo has not demonstrated an understanding that the Secretary of State has an obligation to the American people to stand up for our core values", she said. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. "I also met with and spoke to Director Pompeo".
On Monday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee recommended the pro-life conservative for the position after a narrow vote, the AP reports. He also opposed the repeal of the military's now-defunct "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, suggesting that LGB-identifying soldiers were agreeing to "give up a few of [their] rights" by entering the military.
Many political landscape experts thought that Mike Pompeo's attempt to make it through the approval of United States Congress would have been incredibly hard, potentially even failing to bring home a positive recommendation from the 20-deep Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
"A Republican senator is not going to be the deciding vote to block a Republican president's nominee for secretary of state, period", a GOP strategist told the Examiner.
Pompeo's Senate confirmation vote could take place later this week. But he noted that the strength of Pompeo's bipartisan mandate will be "historically low" and "will mean a reinforcement of the partisan divide on foreign policy".
He tweeted: "A man has been convicted in a United Kingdom court of making a joke that was deemed "grossly offensive". Comedian Ricky Gervais had taken to Twitter to comment on the case after guilty the verdict.
Nobody alive remembers Newsy, but we won't soon forget Jake turning this fierce in-state rivalry into his personal Guentzelvania. The winning team has scored four goals or more in all nine meetings between these teams dating back to the regular season.
Bledsoe lost the ball, and Tatum, getting the ball at the line, buried a 15-footer with 52.4 seconds for a 100-99 lead. Terry Rozier hit two big 3-pointers after brutal performances in Game 3 and the first half of Game 4 .
This would help avoid falsehoods and controversies, he said. "We should not blame the media, media is doing its work". BJP has support of all communities and it has emerged as a party which has representatives from all communities.
Al Agha, said the embassy had started the process of transferring Dr Fadi's body back to Gaza upon the family's request. Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Philippines and Maldives, Datuk Dr Anwar H.
On July 8 in 2015, a witness, Sudha Pathan turned hostile and told the court that she had no knowledge about Asaram's activities. In the following years, he had lived at a series of ashrams and ran away from home to an ashram in Bharuch at the age of 15.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Farquhar is expected to remain in the hospital for at least the next three weeks. The pitcher remained in the ICU on Sunday and is in critical, but stable condition.
Since then, Trump and Romney appear to have patched up their relationship. Some high profile political races are going to a primary. I presume that communication has happened already".
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