MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - CIA Director Mike Pompeo has found a supporter in Alabama' Democratic Sen. Doug Jones to become the next Secretary of State.
Jones said he and Pompeo met on April 19 and spoke again by phone Thursday.
His office released a statement saying the senator will support Pompeo's confirmation but also stating the senator's concerns about "troubling statements" Pompeo made while in Congress.
The statement reads:
Pompeo avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are hitting stiff resistance, the Associated Press reported.
Democrats are overwhelmingly opposed to Pompeo's confirmation, but Jones support gives him at least his third supporter from across the aisle in a razor-thin, Republican-controlled Senate.