Sarah Sanders: Democrats Playing ‘Political Games’ By Opposing Pompeo’s Nomination

Amber Athey White House Correspondent
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders blasted Democrats Thursday who supported Mike Pompeo for CIA director but now refuse to support his nomination for secretary of state.


President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier this week and immediately nominated current CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take over the post.

“The president’s response to Democrats on the Hill who voted for Mike Pompeo for CIA director, his confirmation, who are now saying they’re rethinking it?” one reporter asked during Thursday’s White House press briefing.

Sanders accused Democrats of playing “political games” with the nomination of Pompeo and suggested that their actions were dangerous to national security.

“It sounds like Democrats are trying to play political games with our national security and certainly with our diplomatic efforts, which would be a sad, sad day,” Sanders replied. “And a disgrace to this country and a question every reporter should ask Democrats — what made them change their minds?”

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