The Foreign Relations panel was due to vote later on Monday on Pompeo, and he could become the first secretary of state nominee not to win the panel's support.
Trump and his allies accuse Democrats of playing politics.
"I realize my Democratic friends in many cases feel like that in supporting Pompeo, it's a proxy for support of the Trump administration policies, which many of them abhor".
Trump has tweeted several favorable comments about Pompeo, whom he recently dispatched to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un in advance of Trump's planned summit with Kim over denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Trump said on social media "a good relationship was formed" during the meeting, and the two men reportedly discussed the release of three Americans being held in the Asian nation. "I understand that", said Corker. If they maintain their positions during a committee vote scheduled for late Monday afternoon, Pompeo's nomination will not have enough votes to be reported favorably to the full Senate. John McCain's ailing health, Pompeo may need at least some Democrats to vote to confirm him.
Passage by the full Senate seems likely but not assured: approving a rejected nominee on the Senate floor hasn't happened since 1945.
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"Look, at some point, Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president, and they have to decide whether they want to put the safety and the security and the diplomacy of our country ahead of their own political games, and we're very hopeful that they will", Sanders said.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin tweeted that he will support Pompeo in his confirmation vote, increasing his chances of being confirmed by the chamber.
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"We certainly hope that some members will change their minds", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said during a morning interview on Fox News, in which she accused Democrats of playing "political games" with Trump's nomination of Pompeo, the current Central Intelligence Agency director. Maggie Hassan, who met with the nominee last week, 'has concerns about Mr. Pompeo's nomination to serve as secretary of state, ' said spokesperson Ricki Eshman.
"Pompeo would not be our choice to be America's top diplomat, but unlike other patently unqualified Trump Cabinet picks, he is a solid-enough selection who deserves Senate consent", the board wrote.
Schatz said he is voting against confirming Pompeo because he has "an alarming tendency towards military provocation and brinkmanship".