"Even in my private conversations with him, he didn't tell me about his visit to North Korea", Menendez said in a statement explaining his decision. If the Senate Foreign Realtions Committee fails to endorse Pompeo, he could still pass a confirmation vote in the full Senate.
Corker said he holds out hope that some Democrats will back Pompeo as a potentially good influence on an unpredictable president.
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker told reporters the panel will vote on Trump's pick early next week. "I think he sets a poor example in terms of American values, so I will strongly oppose his nomination".
Trump on Wednesday downplayed concerns over the lack of support for Pompeo and suggested Paul may change his mind.
Although 15 members of the Democratic caucus voted to confirm Pompeo to lead the Central Intelligence Agency a year ago, most of that group has since announced their opposition to his leading the State Department.
The New Hampshire Union Leader, a daily newspaper in the state's largest city of Manchester that has a history of endorsing right-of-center candidates in elections, called Shaheen out for not opposing Pompeo for anything regarding foreign policy. Rand Paul vote to confirm him. Pompeo is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the committee that the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation.
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Democrats who voted to confirm Pompeo previous year, however, have begun to bolt, including Sen. Obstructing Pompeo would weaken our standing in the world, limiting our ability to conduct vital diplomatic relations mitigate these challenges and threats.
Republicans may have already lost their slim 11-10 majority over Democrats in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when Sen. Pompeo returned to Washington with enough assurance that North Korea was prepared to negotiate over the future of its nuclear weapons program that the White House decided summit talks were worthwhile, according to the people familiar with the meeting, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.
If the Senate panel rejects Pompeo's nomination - and it's looking increasingly likely that it will - it would be a first.
Carafano sees "the normal Kabuki dance", with both sides lining up against each other, then everyone sitting down to figure out how many votes they need to get Pompeo over the line.