Sanders linked her statement to an earlier Tweet from President Donald Trump saying Pompeo met with Kim Jong-un in North Korea last week to discuss details for upcoming talks.
According to her, "Dems have an opportunity to put politics aside, acknowledge our national security is too important, and confirm Mike Pompeo."
Nothing could better underscore the importance of getting America's top diplomat in place for such a time as this. Dems have an opportunity to put politics aside, acknowledge our national security is too important, and confirm Mike Pompeo. Statesmanship. https://t.co/HiClCEnP3B— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) 18 апреля 2018 г.
At the same time, Senator Tom Cotton told a White House briefing that if the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) refused to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, the Republican Party would put the nomination before the full Senate and expect to win.
Trump and Kim are supposed to hold talks on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in May or June. Next Friday, the North Korean leader is scheduled to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Pompeo was nominated to be the next secretary of state when Trump announced via Twitter on March 13 that he was firing former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Trump told reporters he dismissed Tillerson for differences over issues like the Iran nuclear agreement.