Flake undecided on Pompeo's State nomination

Flake undecided on Pompeo's State nomination
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Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump's attacks on McCain exacerbate tensions with Senate GOP Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar Trump keeps tight grip on GOP MORE (R-Ariz.) said on Tuesday that he is undecided on CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoUS sanctions Venezuelan bank after Guaidó aide's arrest The Hill's Morning Report — Washington readies for Mueller end game 2020 Dems avoid this year's AIPAC conference MORE's nomination to lead the State Department.

"I'm still waiting for some information from him," Flake told reporters after a closed-door lunch meeting, after he was asked if he had made a decision.

Flake's indecision comes as Pompeo is already facing opposition from one Republican senator: Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHillicon Valley: Mueller delivers report, ending investigation | FEMA exposed info of 2.3M disaster survivors | Facebook asks judge to toss DC privacy lawsuit | Trump picks his first CTO | FCC settles lawsuit over net neutrality records Transparency advocate says government agencies face 'use it or lose it' spending Republicans need solutions on environment too MORE (Ky.). 

Republicans hold a fragile 51-seat majority in the Senate. With Paul's opposition and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainFormer astronaut running for Senate in Arizona returns money from paid speech in UAE Fox's Roberts: Trump 'glared at me like I've never seen him glare at me before' Lou Dobbs: Political criticism of McCain 'not an exhumation of his body' MORE (R-Ariz.) absent, they are already one vote shy of the 50 they need to let Vice President Pence break a tie.

If Flake, who supported Pompeo's nomination to be CIA director, ultimately votes against him, that would require that Pompeo pick up at least two Democratic votes in order to be confirmed.

Flake added separately that he wants to talk again with Pompeo before making a decision.

"I have a couple of concerns I’m waiting to hear on," he told NBC News.

No Democratic senator has said they will support Pompeo.

Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerTrump keeps tight grip on GOP Brexit and exit: A transatlantic comparison Sasse’s jabs at Trump spark talk of primary challenger MORE (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Tuesday that he hopes to fit in both a committee vote and full Senate vote next week before lawmakers leave for a weeklong recess.