With John McCain not voting and Rand Paul, being, well Rand Paul, and voting against him, Mike Pompeo needed one Democrat vote to get the tie he needs to become Secretary of State. His hopes rested on flipping one of the four very vulnerable Red State Democrat senators (Donnelly, McCaskill, Manchin, Heitkamp). That just happened.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 19, 2018
Full Heitkamp statement on her decision to vote YES on the Pompeo nomination. This just about pushes Pompeo across the finish line (depending on Flake), with a handful of other Dems still making up their minds: pic.twitter.com/vwWQV1t9EJ
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) April 19, 2018
Now that the dam has broken, I suspect that Pompeo will pick up at least Manchin and possibly McCaskill.