Flake undecided on Pompeo's State nomination

Flake undecided on Pompeo's State nomination
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Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget Jeff Daniels blasts 'cowardice' of Senate Republicans against Trump WANTED: A Republican with courage MORE (R-Ariz.) said on Tuesday that he is undecided on CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget Tensions swirl around Iran as administration to brief Congress Overnight Defense: Iran tensions swirl as officials prepare to brief Congress | Trump threatens war would be 'end of Iran' | Graham tells Trump to 'stand firm' | Budget talks begin 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 PaulGOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending House Freedom Caucus votes to condemn Amash's impeachment comments Bolton emerges as flashpoint in GOP debate on Iran MORE (Ky.). 

Republicans hold a fragile 51-seat majority in the Senate. With Paul's opposition and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainPelosi receives John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Romney: Trump 'has distanced himself from some of the best qualities of the human character' MSNBC host: Barr 'the most dangerous person' who works for Trump 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 CorkerJeff Daniels blasts 'cowardice' of Senate Republicans against Trump Corker: 'I just don't' see path to challenge Trump in 2020 Ex-GOP Sen. Corker: Trump primary would be 'good thing for our country' 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.