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 Yesterday, the current President abruptly fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and proposed a replacement—CIA Director Mike Pompeo—who would put us on a path to more wars. I urge Senators McCain and Flake to vote no on confirming Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.

Pompeo is a vehemently anti-Muslim bigot who has enthusiastically embraced the use of torture and is a shameless opponent of diplomacy. While Tillerson was more inclined to support the diplomatic deal with Iran, the current president stated that Pompeo agrees with tearing it up. As the current president approaches the high-stakes meeting with North Korea, Americans need a secretary of state who believes in diplomacy.

We also need someone who will end our support for unjust wars like the Saudi Arabian assault against Yemen, not put us in greater danger by supporting the current president’s worst ideas.

The Senate can, and must, reject Pompeo's nomination—and end our involvement in Yemen by passing Senate Joint Resolution 54.

ANNE HART

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