Sen. Lindsey Graham will support President-elect Biden’s nominee to lead the CIA, he announced in the hours after the pick was revealed.
“Bill Burns is an outstanding choice to be the next Director of the CIA,” the South Carolina senator tweeted, “I have known him for years. He has a deep understanding of the threats our nation faces throughout the world.”
Calling him a “well-known, seasoned diplomat and respected figure in the intelligence community,” Graham said Burns would “be a steady hand at the helm of the CIA” and compared him to outgoing CIA Director Gina Haspel.
“I look forward to supporting his nomination,” his second tweet closed.
Burns, a former ambassador to Russia and Jordan and a deputy secretary of state, was most recently known