Statement by The Honorable Mike Rogers on the Selection of Rep. Mike Pompeo as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

November 18, 2016


Washington, D.C. – “President-elect Donald J. Trump has made an excellent choice for the next Director of the CIA.

Congressman Mike Pompeo is a friend of mine and a friend of the intelligence community. Once confirmed, his military and legal backgrounds will serve him well in one of the United States government’s most demanding jobs.

As Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, I watched how Mike Pompeo worked. Smartly, deliberately, and quietly. That ethos will fit in perfectly at CIA.”