November 30, 2017
We'll take Pompeo over Tillerson, frustrated diplomats say
Journalist Nahal Toosi
Mike Pompeo may have a partisan reputation, hawkish instincts and little diplomatic experience, but morale at the State Department is so low that many career diplomats would be glad to see the CIA director replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.
Anything, they say, would be better than this.
And so, amid fresh reports Thursday that President Donald Trump may soon oust Tillerson and shift Pompeo to Foggy Bottom, the buzz within Washington foreign policy circles was one of very cautious optimism.
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