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WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement:

“Secretary Rex Tillerson has served his country honorably, and I thank him for his steady leadership. I welcome my good friend, Mike Pompeo, as the next Secretary of State. Mike is razor-sharp, a dedicated patriot, and possesses the type of experience that makes him an outstanding choice to be our next top diplomat. I also congratulate Gina Haspel on her historic nomination to lead the CIA.”

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