Florida Republicans praise Pompeo, Trump’s pick for State Dept.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo listens to a question during and event on intelligence issues at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
CIA Director Mike Pompeo listens to a question during and event on intelligence issues at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Published March 13

WASHINGTON – Florida Republicans offered high praise for Mike Pompeo, President Trump's pick to replace the ousted Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

Sen. Marco Rubio, who raised objections to Tillerson over Russia ties but nevertheless voted for him, called Pompeo an "excellent choice" and said he looked forward to a speedy confirmation.

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