WASHINGTON – Sen. Bill Nelson said today he's undecided on Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State but was encouraged by the CIA director's secret outreach to Kim Jong Un.
"It's a lot better talking than shooting, especially when the crazy child dictator has nuclear weapons," Nelson said.
The Democrat voted against Pompeo for CIA director — "I thought he was going to be too political." — but said the North Korea trip put Pompeo in "a better light."
Sen. Marco Rubio is already a Pompeo fan and told reporters that he approved of the North Korea visit, even though he's doubtful of some breakthrough.
"If there is going to be one, it isn't something you negotiate at the meeting. It's something you do the weeks and months before it. I have confidence that if that's the mission Director Pompeo was sent on that he would do a good job and that's why I hope he'll be our secretary of state."