01.23.17

Senate Intel Chairman Burr Statement on the Senate Confirmation of CIA Director Pompeo

WASHINGTON –Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency:

“Today, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Rep. Mike Pompeo to be the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. While I’m disappointed Senate democrats insisted on delaying his vote, I’m pleased he is in place and ready to help keep our country safe.  He is well equipped to handle the demands of CIA Director. I know he will ensure that the CIA is well positioned to reinforce our national security in the coming years.”