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Tim Kaine will vote against Mike Pompeo for secretary of state

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on Sunday confirmed he will vote against outgoing CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.

"We have a president who is anti-diplomacy. And I worry that Mike Pompeo has shown the same tendency to oppose diplomacy," Kaine said in a CBS interview. "I don't want a secretary of state who is going to exacerbate [President Trump's] tendencies," he continued. "We need a secretary of state who's going to stand up for strong diplomacy, and I don't believe that is Mike Pompeo."

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who are on the Foreign Relations Committee with Kaine, have both indicated they will vote against Pompeo as well. Read The Week's Jim Antle on Paul's rationale and role in determining Pompeo's fate here.