Trump’s nominations of Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel are expected to face a backlash in the Senate

WASHINGTON - The confirmation of President Donald Trump’s picks for secretary of state and CIA director is expected to be hampered but not stymied by a mostly partisan backlash to their records in the administration and the decision that led to their nominations - the termination of Rex Tillerson for being one of the few Cabinet members, Democrats argued Tuesday, who was willing to stand up to the president on foreign policy.

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