4 US Senators wrote to Mike Pompeo on continued Internet block down in #Kashmir and political detentions. The letter is bipartisan and includes 2 Republicans, including Lindsey Graham. Ahead of Trump visit it thus will be tougher to ignore it as Liberal handwringing
As Pompeo met with Ukrainians inside the US Embassy in Kyiv, we came across this photo of Amb. Marie Yovanovitch w/ US senators McCain, Graham & Klobuchar. They visited Ukrainian troops fighting Russian-backed insurgents. Pompeo helped Trump oust Yovanovitch.
Menendez/Dem senators to Pompeo: “Instead of calling journalists ‘liars’ and insulting their intelligence when they ask you hard questions you would rather not answer, your oath of office places on you a duty and obligation to engage respectfully and transparently.”
Senators Mendendez, Tim Kaine, Booker, Markey, Merkley chastise Pompeo in letter: “At a time when journalists around the world are being jailed for their reporting...your insulting & contemptuous comments are beneath the office of the Secretary of State.”
Rep. Adam Schiff calls for senators to have John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney, and Sec. Mike Pompeo to testify. "You will hear their testimony at the same time as the American people—that is, if you allow it."
Secretary Pompeo has refused to brief all senators on the situation in Syria and how the Trump administration is working to defeat ISIS. The only explanation for Secretary Pompeo’s prolonged absence is that he has no plan to share.
Senators should reject Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be Secretary of State. He denies the climate crisis, and has been doing the bidding for fossil fuel interests his whole career. The American people deserve better.