We know it’s hard to keep track, but Trump fired Rex Tillerson and now CIA Director Mike Pompeo is the pick for Secretary of State. This article gives us just a few reasons why we should all be afraid:
“While in Congress, Mr. Pompeo argued for domestic surveillance on a wide scale, insisted that waterboarding was not torture and dismissed a hunger strike by detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, as a “political stunt.” He said he believed Hillary Clinton had engaged in covering up the 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, even after a Republican-led House inquiry found no new evidence to support the claim.”
If that weren’t bad enough, Pompeo also denies climate change and has said that the Paris Climate Agreement amounted to “bowing down to radical environmentalists”. Oh, and he is unapologetically and consistently anti-Muslim.
We could go on (for days), but perhaps the reason we should be most afraid is that Pompeo is a Trump loyalist and Trump has said that they “have a very similar thought process”...
This isn’t the time to be diplomatic--all-of-us must demand that our senators oppose Mike Pompeo from becoming America’s chief diplomat.
1 Use this resource from our friends at Indivisible.