by Countable | Updated on 4.12.18
Do you support the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State? Why or why not? Are there questions you think should have been asked of him that weren’t?
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Vote NO. Do NOT confirm Pompeo as Sec. of State!
Please do everything you can to vote against Pompeo’s confirmation
I was living in Kansas when he was our congressman. He’s ignorant, arrogant, smug, he’s made comments in the past that don’t reflect upon the equality and diversity of America today, and he was practically a very useless figure in Kansas policy-making. I don’t see that he would do much good on any higher national scale.
Mike Pompeo has shown himself to be Islamophobic, supports torture, stated under your questioning that he would start a nuclear war with Korea, so he’s open to destroying the planet. No! Not another inappropriate mean hater.
Yet another Alt-right wacko unfit for any responsible position in government that our congress is actually considering. This could be the reason so many of these bozos have resigned or been fired in mostly less than a year. Meanwhile, our government remains in complete disarray. 🙄 Oh, and yeah he will be confirmed sadly.
Yet another idiot in a cabinet position..a raging HAWK and totally inept at any rational thinking..forget thinking about our country..throw all of these fools in jail
Congress, do the right thing, not the toe the party line thing! Do not approve Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. Pompeo told the committee he would stand up to #45 if need be; instead Pompeo has blinders and mufflers on when it comes to #45! Pompeo gave the ‘right’ answers at his appointment hearing. On Iran’s nuclear program, he told the committee that he supported a diplomatic approach; beforehand, he stated that regime change is “the only way” to deal with the problem. He told the committee he opposes regime change, but only a year ago, Pompeo spoke about toppling the Kim regime. He is a man of phobias, including Islam, Muslims, and the LGBTQ. Pompeo was unable to answer Sen. Booker, (D-NJ), when asked about his affiliation with Gabriel and Gaffney, both extreme radical anti-Muslim people. All in all, Pompeo answered as a kid would when facing the principal: ‘I’ll say what I know the principal wants to hear’. He doesn’t respect the committee enough to realize, for the committee and those Americans listening, we’re not buying what he’s selling! Vote no!
Those responsible for maintaining justice and overseeing judicial investigations need a more balanced world view. Pompeo simply does not strike me as being balanced or able to see both sides of an issue. I believe, given the fact this new director must be able to interface and communicate independent views with Trump, we need to consider ADDITIONAL CRITERIA. Like a PhD in the criminally insane and advanced studies in cult psychology. Pompeo also needs to under go a thorough mental health assessment, which should include a comprehensive screening for NPD and other personality disorders -borderline
This man is totally unqualified with his temperament and beliefs to be Secretary of State. With his off the cuff comments and bluster, it will not be possible to tell a real crisis from one of his own creation. This is a job for a diplomat. Honor it.
Pompeii is great and a wise choice! He has good Christian Conservative values as all Dems lack! He’s In!
Do NOT vote to approve this 45 sycophant and fascist!
Definitely vote Yes on Pompeo’s nomination!
Hubristic Islamaphobes have no place in our federal government let alone as our nation's top diplomat.
By ZacLee I was living in Kansas when he was our congressman. He’s ignorant, arrogant, smug, he’s made comments in the past that don’t reflect upon the equality and diversity of America today, and he was practically a very useless figure in Kansas policy-making. I don’t see that he would do much good on...I agree, do NOT confirm Pompeo
Do not confirm this Trump syncophant. He should be representing the diplomatic end of foreign policy not “supporting a first nuclear strike.” His temperament and style do not fit the office. It seems very hard to believe that he could leave his personal beliefs behind when dealing with the rest of the world. Trump already has his ear to Bolton. We don’t need a war cabinet.
Are we surprised? Vote NO to this tea party war hawk sycophant who does not give a straight answer.
Pompeo is the wrong guy. Matter of fact the entire GOP are the wrong people. Pompeo is too biased to be the leader of the diplomatic part of our government.
From what I heard from the hearings the other day, I would turn down the confirmation of this man. He is dangerous. He is not responsive to direct questions, which is a red flag for me. What is the problem with answering a question either yes or no? His evasiveness makes him untrustworthy. His history makes him untrustworthy. His hatred, in particular, makes him untrustworthy.
Pompeo isn't fit for a storefront position. We need someone who can go abroad and speak like an adult to our allies. Send this back and ask the Donald to try again.
No No No Can we stop scraping the bottom of the swamp to fill positions