Republican Senator Rand Paul vows to block Donald Trump's choices for Secretary of State and CIA director

Republican Senator Rand Paul vows to block Donald Trump's choices for Secretary of State and CIA directorA Republican senator has come out against Donald Trump’s nominees for secretary of state and CIA director, throwing into question whether the president’s picks will make it past their confirmation hearings. Senator Rand Paul told reporters he would oppose the nomination of Mike Pompeo for secretary of state and Gina Haspel for CIA director, hinting he might go as far as to stage a filibuster during their hearings. Mr Paul took issue with the nominees’ support for the Iraq War, as well as their ties to enhanced interrogation techniques – techniques the senator and many others refer to as “torture”.


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