PBS NewsHour

Democrats press State pick Pompeo on Russia probe, Iran deal

Clip: 04/12/2018 | 7m 25s | Video has closed captioning.

One of America's top spies set out to defend his qualifications to be its top diplomat on Thursday. Mike Pompeo, a former congressman, Army officer and self-professed hawk, stressed in his Senate confirmation hearing that he believes in diplomacy and empowering U.S. diplomats. But the current CIA director was met with fierce questioning and criticism from Democrats. Lisa Desjardins reports.

Aired: 04/12/18

Rating: NR

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