Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the vote to confirm Congressman Mike Pompeo as director of the CIA:
“When I met with Congressman Pompeo in person, he provided straightforward answers to my questions, which I appreciated. And those who work closely with him, including Congressman Adam Schiff on the House Intelligence Committee, say he is smart, hard-working and devoted to protecting our country.
“Congressman Pompeo has committed to following the law regarding torture, promised to provide objective analysis of Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement and insisted that he would continue to keep the Senate Intelligence Committee fully informed of CIA activities.
“For those reasons I am voting for his confirmation and will work closely with him on the Senate Intelligence Committee to make sure strong congressional oversight of the CIA continues.”