Senator Rand Paul reversed course and voted for the notoriously hawkish Mike Pompeo to become our next Secretary of State on Monday, after assurances that President Donald Trump intends to end the wars in Syria and Afghanistan as well as reform the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Sources close to the negotiations between Paul, President Trump and Pompeo have provided the Gateway Pundit with exclusive details of the deal to sway his vote.
Last week, Trump called Paul and assured him that he is the one who sets foreign policy — not his Secretary of State. The president explained that he still believes that regime changes, and Iraq, were mistakes.
The president informed Paul that he intends to be out of Syria and Afghanistan sooner, rather than later.
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