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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today approved the nomination of anti-LGBT politician Mike Pompeo as secretary of State, moving his nomination on to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. If approved he’d be America’s top diplomat and fourth in line to the presidency. The 11-9 party-line vote came after Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky changed his mind and decided to support Pompeo, The New York Times reports. Paul, who often opposes intervention in foreign conflicts, had expressed reservations about Pompeo, but today he said he had received assurances that Pompeo agrees with Donald Trump’s stance on such matters.

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