'More chaos and confusion': Senators react to Tillerson's ouster

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson steps away from the podium after speaking at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. President Donald Trump fired Tillerson on Tuesday and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, in a major staff reshuffle just as Trump dives into high-stakes talks with North Korea. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Tuesday morning saw the latest casualty in the Trump administration with the ouster of Rex Tillerson as the Secretary of State.

President Donald Trump briefly explained his decision, saying he and Tillerson had been discussing the change "for a long time." The secretary, Trump said, "had a different mindset" and the two "disagreed" on issues.

In his place, Trump nominated CIA Director and former Republican congressman Mike Pompeo. "We're always on the same wavelength," Trump said. "The relationship has been very good and that's what I need as secretary of state."

Pompeo will be replaced ca