WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Congressman Mike Pompeo to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency:

“I’m pleased the Senate confirmed Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Congressman Pompeo understands that the threats of ISIS and other radical groups continue to grow, and our nation faces increasing state threats like an aggressive Russia and Iran. His military experience and service on the House Intelligence Committee gives him the necessary background to lead members of our intelligence community as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. I look forward to working with him to ensure the defense of our homeland and our interests abroad.”

 

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