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Jewish groups sit on both sides of fence on nomination of Pompeo to secretary of state

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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:10 am

Nominee for U.S. Secretary of State and current CIA Director Mike Pompeo is facing an uphill battle for his confirmation, thanks in part to opposition from several Jewish organizations. With only a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, Pompeo’s nomination hinges on support from Senate Democrats, with many facing pressure to more stridently oppose U.S. President Donald Trump.

Illustrating this uphill battle, the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted narrowly to endorse Pompeo on Monday after a dramatic last minute switch by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

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