Albuquerque Journal: Heinrich, Udall oppose Pompeo for CIA director

New Mexico’s U.S. senators both voted against the nomination of Mike Pompeo for CIA director Monday night, citing concerns about his views on government surveillance, Iran, Muslims and other issues.

Pompeo, a former congressman from Kansas, was confirmed by the Senate 66 to 32 after a lengthy debate.

Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he was deeply troubled by a Wall Street Journal op-ed that Pompeo authored in which he wrote that “Congress should pass a law re-establishing collection of all metadata, and combining it with publicly available financial and lifestyle information into a comprehensive, searchable database.”