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Watch: CIA Director Nominee Mike Pompeo Testifies for Senate Confirmation

Among other things, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), who is vying to be confirmed as the next CIA Director during senate hearings on Thursday, opposes the nuclear deal with Iran and has called for Edward Snowden to receive the death penalty. (Screenshot)

Congressman Mike Pompeo—a Republican from Kansas who built a reputation as a vocal oppponent of civil liberties and privacy while serving in the House of Representatives as a prominent Tea Party member—is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday as he tries to receive confirmation to be the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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