U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding Senate Democrats resistance to confirming President Trump's CIA director, Mike Pompeo.

"Today’s political drama is both pointless and dangerous. It's pointless because no one doubts that Mike Pompeo is qualified and will be confirmed. Democrats are just debating when. But it's dangerous because the director of the CIA is a must-have member of President Trump's national security team, and President Obama’s CIA director and deputy director both left their jobs this afternoon. Why are we waiting? National security should come before politics."