(National Sentinel) Testify: White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that Democrats have a decision to make regarding their planned obstruction of President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, current CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
“Look, at some point, Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president,” Sanders told “Fox & Friends” on Monday.
“And they have to decide that they want to put the safety and the security and the diplomacy of our country ahead of their own political games. And we’re very hopeful that they will,” she added.
Sanders went on to praise Pompeo’s credentials.
Pompeo was “top of his class at Harvard (Law School), first in his class at West Point (U.S. Army military academy),” and “he’s been an impeccable CIA director,” Sanders noted.
Her comments to the media come as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepares to vote on Pompeo’s nomination Monday.
All of the panel’s Democrats have said they would vote against him, highlighting political partisanship over what’s best for the country.
Trump and Republicans have said Pompeo’s confirmation is vital because there are several hot spots around the world that require the attention of the United States and its top diplomat.
Pompeo has already met, secretly, with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during the Winter Olympics in South Korea — talks that Trump hailed as productive.
When Trump nominated him to become CIA director, Pompeo’s confirmation sailed through the Senate the same day the president was inaugurated. Only eight senators — all Democrats — voted against him.