WATCH: Cotton confident of Pompeo confirmation

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is confident that Mike Pompeo will be confirmed as secretary of State.


“Mike Pompeo will be confirmed next week to be the next secretary of State," Cotton told The Hill in an interview. 

Pompeo faces a difficult vote on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) opposes Pompeo’s nomination and could join with the panel’s Democrats in voting "no."

That would prevent Pompeo from getting a favorable committee vote.

On the Senate floor, however, Pompeo has already won the support of one Democrat — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.). He’s likely to get at least 50 votes.

Click on the video above Cotton and other senators speak about Pompeo’s confirmation.