by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/26/18, 01:46 pm
Mike Pompeo won confirmation Thursday as the Trump administration’s second secretary of state, securing more Senate support than expected. The full Senate voted 57-42 to allow Pompeo to leave his job as director of the CIA and become the nation’s top diplomat. Pompeo’s nomination hit an unexpected snag after lawmakers learned he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but failed to mention it in his confirmation hearing. On Monday, the Foreign Relations Committee appeared to lack the votes needed to formally recommend Pompeo’s nomination. At the last minute, Sen.