Senator Joe Donnelly at hearing

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly this week announced his support for the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State. Pompeo currently serves as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Donnelly said, “When I met with Director Pompeo, we had a productive conversation about the complex security challenges we face, including the dangerous threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear missile program. I strongly believe that a successful, peaceful outcome will require a comprehensive strategy and a full team on the field, including an effective State Department, to leverage all available tools. We need a Secretary of State who will give the president an honest assessment on critical issues, including Russia, Syria, and the defeat of ISIS. I believe Director Pompeo is capable of advancing U.S. interests and leading the State Department, and I will support his nomination.”

Donnelly met with Pompeo on April 10 to discuss his nomination.