Politics

REXIT: Rex Tillerson OUT as Secretary of State, CIA Director Pompeo IN

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.13.18

President Trump announced Tuesday morning his decision to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo; ending months of speculation over Tillerson’s future at the Department and re-focusing the President’s foreign policy agenda as he sets his sights on future talks with North Korea.

“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!” the President tweeted.

In a statement released by the White House, Director Pompeo expressed his “deep gratitude” to the President, adding he’s “looking forward to representing” the people of the United States.

“I am deeply grateful to President Trump for permitting me to serve as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and for this opportunity to serve as secretary of state. His leadership has made America safer and I look forward to representing him and the American people to the rest of the world to further America’s prosperity,” said the statement.

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