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U.S. Sens. Murray, Cantwell vote against Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA director

Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell voted against confirming Mike Pompeo as director of the CIA. Pompeo was easily confirmed, despite the objections of Washington’s two senators.

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