Rand Paul reverses in the nick of time: Okay, fine, I’ll vote for Pompeo as Secretary of State

You need to read Ed’s post from this morning to see why the pressure on Paul to flip was so intense. He’s the deciding vote on the Foreign Relations Committee, and since all Democrats are voting no, that means Pompeo was facing a rare thumbs down in Committee. That in itself would be embarrassing but no bar to confirmation thanks to a few red-state Democrats like Joe Manchin flipping to yes. Just one problem: If the FRC voted not to recommend Pompeo for confirmation, that would give


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