Flake undecided on Pompeo's State nomination

Flake undecided on Pompeo's State nomination
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Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Live coverage: Trump delivers State of the Union Sasse’s jabs at Trump spark talk of primary challenger MORE (R-Ariz.) said on Tuesday that he is undecided on CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Graham clashed with Pentagon chief over Syria | Talk grows that Trump will fire Coats | Coast Guard officer accused of domestic terrorism plot Sean Spicer joins 'Extra' as 'special DC correspondent' Trump, Pompeo: Alabama woman who joined ISIS cannot return to US 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 PaulThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump escalates fight with NY Times The 10 GOP senators who may break with Trump on emergency On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 MORE (Ky.). 

Republicans hold a fragile 51-seat majority in the Senate. With Paul's opposition and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMellman: Where are good faith and integrity? GOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech 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 CorkerSasse’s jabs at Trump spark talk of primary challenger RNC votes to give Trump 'undivided support' ahead of 2020 Sen. Risch has unique chance to guide Trump on foreign policy 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.