May 2 (UPI) — President Donald Trump will visit the State Department Wednesday to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of his new Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.
The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate last week by a 57-42 vote, replacing former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as the U.S.’s top diplomat.
Hours after confirmation, Pompeo traveled to Belgium for talks with NATO allies and later visited Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan.
Trump has called Pompeo a “patriot” with “immense talent, energy, and intellect.” Many Democratic lawmakers opposed his nomination following Pompeo’s claims that he opposes same-sex marriage.