BREAKING: Senate votes on Ratcliffe as next director of national intelligence

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The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Rep. John Ratcliffe as the next director of national intelligence.

Ratcliffe, R-Texas, was approved on a 49-44 vote. The installment comes as the intelligence community once again finds itself in the middle of a political firestorm, over whether Trump associates were improperly “unmasked” in intelligence reports during the latter days of the Obama administration.

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Ratcliffe’s nomination was voted out of the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this week on a party-line vote of 8-7, reflecting lingering partisan tensions over the post.

Ratcliffe replaces acting DNI Richard Grenell.

“The DNI’s role is crucial to our national security, and I look forward to working with Director Ratcliffe as he oversees the efforts of our nation’s 17 intelligence agencies,” acting Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Marco Rubio, R-Fla. on Thursday.

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) offered his congratulations, tweeting, “The Senate just confirmed John Ratcliffe as the next Director of National Intelligence. He was an exceptional colleague in the House and he’s highly capable of being a great DNI. Thank you to @RichardGrenell for being fearless, smart & determined as an amazing Acting DNI!”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) tweeted, “Congratulations to my friend and fellow Texan John Ratcliffe. He will do a phenomenal job.”

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) tweeted, “Congratulations to my good friend John Ratcliffe on his confirmation as Director of National Intelligence. John is a fair, honest man, and I am certain he will make an excellent DNI.”

Former GOP congressman Jason Chaffetz weighed in, tweeting, “A great pick by @realDonaldTrump @POTUS John Ratcliffe is a solid choice. And thanks to @RichardGrenell for his impressive work!”

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