Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, in a major staff reshuffle just as Trump dives into high-stakes talks with North Korea. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Andrew Harnik/AP
Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP
Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP

Tillerson is out, and the left is OK with that

With the news that Rex Tillerson is out at the State Department, should we celebrate the naming of Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state? A roundup of editorials Wednesday takes a look at the issue.

Opinions from the left:

1. Five thoughts about the firing of Rex Tillerson

From The Washington Post: What can you say about a person who was the least qualified secretary of state ever?

2. Pompeo Is the anti-Tillerson. Let's hope he's an adult.

From Bloomberg: Trump’s foreign policy hasn’t gone to hell in a handbasket yet, but it’s still early.

3. A welcome opportunity to reform the State Department

From USA Today: It was time for Tillerson to go; Pompeo is a good choice for the State Department.

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