On Tuesday morning it was announced that Rex Tillerson was OUT as Secretary of State and that he would be replaced with Mike Pompeo, who is the current director of the CIA. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what happened and why Pompeo won’t be any better than Tillerson in his new position.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced