Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton is reportedly under consideration to become…
TOM COTTON: Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton is reportedly under consideration to become the next director of the CIA amid reports that that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may resign or be forced out of his position.
That’s at least if you believe the word of the so called conservative radio commentator and MSNBC host Hugh Hewitt, Last month, he floated a rumor on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that President Trump was considering appointing CIA Director Mike Pompeo to secretary of state.
The idea has been gathering steam since then according to Axios editor Mike Allen, who reported on Monday based on his own sources that Cotton, 40, is indeed under consideration.
LIBERAL MSNBC: Hewitt, who is one of several conservative MSNBC hires who have been irritating the channel’s loyal LIBERAL viewership, also appeared in Allen’s story claiming that both Cotton and Pompeo “Like and listen to the president.” Cotton is probably the most militaristic U.S. elected official.
He was the sole senator to vote against the deal that the former Obama administration worked out with Iran and several American allies to partially lift internationally imposed sanctions on the Shiite nation.
The Arkansas senator’s approach to Trump has been quite different from other right-wing foreign policy hawks who have long believed that the President does not agree with their overall interest in military intervention in other countries’ affairs.