U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement on the leadership changes at the State Department:
“Mike Pompeo will be an excellent choice to lead the State Department at this critical time of our nation’s history. As we prepare for talks with North Korea, take steps to strengthen the flawed Iran Nuclear Deal and combat China and Russia’s growing influence, I am confident that Mike Pompeo is a strong choice to lead our diplomatic corps. I urge his swift confirmation and look forward to working with him on national security issues.
“I wish Rex Tillerson all the best—for the last year, he’s been instrumental in restoring American leadership and standing up for our allies around the world.”