Amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell told us in no uncertain terms that he was going to bring up SOS-designate Mike Pompeo’s nomination for a full vote regardless of the Committee’s opinion.
Anyway, Committee member Rand Paul decided to give up his principled objections and gave his approval after some convo with Hair Fuhrer. So, you know, Rand Paul: thanks for all the fish.
All of the Republicans who were present voted to confirm, along with all the Blue Dogs, most of whom are up for re-election this year in very red states. We can forgive them their trespasses, as they say in all the reading material in Motel bedside stands in Possum Hollar.
Following the vote, Pompeo promptly left for a trip to Belgium, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. We are only guessing of course that he will be spotted slurping champagne in First Class, thumbing through
Sotheby’s catalogs of office furnishings, sticky notes fluttering from many pages.