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John Ratcliffe from Texas as the next director US spy chief

US Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick John Ratcliffe from Texas as the next director of national intelligence

US spy chief John Ratcliffe

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 May 2020 11:15 AM GMT

New York: The US Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick Congressman John Ratcliffe from Texas as the next director of national intelligence (DNI). Senators voted 49-44 on Ratcliffe's nomination, largely along party lines. Republicans hold 53 seats in the Senate, Xinhua news agency reported. Ahead of Thursday's vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Ratcliffe while Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer vowed to oppose his nomination. (IANS)

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