Three-term Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) will be nominated CIA director for Donald Trump's incoming administration. Pompeo had been a Marco Rubio supporter and was hesitant to back Trump in the general election, but came around to help Indiana Gov. Mike Pence prepare for the vice presidential debate. The Wichita-based representative met with the president-elect's transition team earlier this week, McClatchy DC writes.
Pompeo is a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and has been a supporter of the Patriot Act and the National Security Agency's collection of bulk data. He has also outspokenly opposed President Obama's Iran nuclear deal. Pompeo came under fire in 2013 for suggesting Islamic faith leaders encouraged radical terrorist attacks.