Burr, Gardner

Executive Session (Bridenstine Nomination)

Senator Burr: (1:38 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State.
    • "Next week the Senate will consider the nomination from the president of his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo. This is one of those times where I want to compliment the administration on a great pick. Mike Pompeo is a great leader. Mike as a teenager decided he wanted to go to west point. And not only did he graduate from West Point, he graduated from West Point top of his class and went into one of the least likely places, the Calvary and was a magnificent leader within the United States Army Calvary. He went on to Harvard Law School and he earned his law degree but he didn't just stop there. He was invited to be part of the Harvard Law Review which is a very special cadres of individuals."


Senator Gardner: (1:43 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of James Bridenstine to be NASA Administrator.
    • "I rise today to recommend and urge my colleagues to vote for Jim Bridenstine, director of NASA. We'll be voting on this nomination momentarily. Jim Bridenstine has incredible experience and incredible resume, incredible mission before NASA. We need somebody with a mission. We need somebody who actually has an idea of where we should take our great space mission. Somebody who has commercial experience, somebody who has government experience, somebody should has management service and, yes, somebody who has experience within the industry itself, and that is Jim Bridenstine."