Donald Trump ousts Rex Tillerson, Mike Pompeo is new secretary of state

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a news conference in December

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he will replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

According to Washington Post, Trump asked Tillerson to resign Friday. Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the first woman so chosen.

In 2010, Pompeo defeated State Senator Jean Schodorf for the Kansas Republican primary for the 4th District Congressional seat. She would become the CIA's first female director.

Trump publicly undercut Tillerson's diplomatic initiatives numerous times, including on Monday when the former secretary of state's comments about Russian Federation appeared to be at odds with those of the White House.

On November 18, 2016, then-President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Pompeo to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The GOP holds a 52-48 margin in the Senate.

The President and Tillerson were at odds on a number of worldwide issues. The backers of the oil industry veteran said his ties with the Russian leader were just part of the job for a CEO of a worldwide company.

Tillerson earned a Distinguished Eagle Scout designation as a youth.

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