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    Pompeo as CIA director last year

    August 14th, 2013  |  Published in Uncategorized

    Former Obama officials blast Mike Pompeo in social

    Dow: / NASDAQ: / S 500:A political action group run by former Obama administration officials and insiders from Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign launched a series of digital ads slamming CIA Director Mike Pompeo nomination to be secretary of state Thursday, adding fuel to canada goose outlet website legit an increasingly fiery fight over the canada goose factory outlet toronto location nomination on Capitol Hill.National Security Action, a canada goose outlet in toronto partisan think tank known for canada goose uk slamming President Trump, said it will use social media to promote three highly canada goose outlet ottawa crafted YouTube videos with the goal of key Senators to reject Mr. Pompeo nomination, claiming he would be if confirmed as America top diplomat.The videos began circulating hours before Mr. Trump ramped up his own public support for Mr. Pompeo. canada goose outlet us First in canada goose coats uk his class at West Point. 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One of its videos, titled Islamophobia, opens with canada goose womens outlet dark suspense sound effects under a photo of Mr.let Republicans empower another extremist to canada goose outlet store toronto represent cagooseclearance America, the text continues.The ads offer canada goose outlet in uk no examples of statements Mr. Pompeo has given or actions he has taken to back up the harsh assertions about his character and record.A National Security Action spokesperson told The Washington Times via email Thursday that while the ads are on YouTube, the group is engaged in a targeted push to spread them to social media users in Arizona, Nevada and Alaska apparently in an effort to get the Republican canada goose outlet paypal senators canada goose outlet seattle from those states to vote against Mr. Pompeo confirmation.The Senate voted 66 32 to confirm Mr. Pompeo as CIA director last year. But the former Republican congressman from Kansas is now up against unpredictable resistance in the secretary of state confirmation process.Democratic opposition on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee could force Senate Republican leadership to take the unusual step of sending the canada goose outlet washington dc nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation.Republicans have a canada goose outlet online store review narrow Senate majority, but outspoken libertarian Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky canada goose outlet store quebec has signaled he won support Mr. Pompeo confirmation on grounds that the nominee appears to stand for interventionist style foreign policy that Mr. Paul opposes.Mr. Trump has personally called on Mr. Paul to change his mind about canada goose outlet belgium Mr. Pompeo. He told reporters Wednesday that Paul is a very special guy and that the senator has let me down, and I don think he canada goose sale uk let us down again. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, added to the pressure on Mr. Paul Thursday afternoon. to canada goose jacket outlet sale Rand Paul, you say you support the president. Here a really good chance to do something about it, canada goose outlet near me Mr. Graham told canada goose outlet locations in toronto reporters. you want to avoid a war with North Korea, somebody needs to do something different. I can believe that Mr. Pompeo is not qualified by any definition. Now, if you looking for a libertarian, you not going to get one. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota became the canada goose outlet online store first Democrat to publicly support Mr. Pompeo.Ms. Heitkamp, who is facing a tough re election canada goose outlet official fight, said in a statement Thursday that she met with Mr. Pompeo last month to discuss his nomination. She said he is to empowering the diplomats at the State Department so they can do their jobs in advancing American canada goose kensington parka uk interests. Heitkamp, North Dakota only canada goose outlet michigan Democratic statewide officeholder, is trying to fend off Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer in a critical race for control of the Senate.Others have argued that Mr. Trump surprise decision to send Mr. Pompeo to North Korea for top secret talks with Kim Jong un this month makes it more difficult for Senate Democrats to oppose his nomination as secretary canada goose outlet montreal of a good example of how critical it is on the merits to confirm Mike Pompeo, canada goose outlet real Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican and a member of the Senate canada goose outlet parka Select Committee on Intelligence, said Wednesday. already invested deeply in the upcoming summit between the president and Kim Jong un. Security Action, meanwhile, promoted its anti Pompeo YouTube adds with a press release.The group is headed by former Obama administration Deputy National Security Adviser and strategic communications chief Ben Rhodes, and Jake Sullivan, who was canada goose shop uk head of policy and planning at the State Department under President Obama and later served as chief foreign policy advisers to Mrs. Clinton presidential campaign.Among other prominent members canada goose outlet toronto location of the group are former Rep. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, and Tony Blinken, a deputy secretary of state and a deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration.The YouTube ads some of the traits that would canada goose factory outlet vancouver make Pompeo canada goose outlet store uk an especially dangerous Secretary of State. Specifically, they focus on his predisposition for the use of force over diplomacy in key theaters as well as his long record of climate change denial and bigotry against minorities, including Muslim Americans, and other marginalized groups, National Security Action said in a statement.Despite relatively broad support he has received from senators as CIA director, many on the left criticize comments he has made about climate change official canada goose outlet and Muslims.An online video shows Mr. Pompeo telling a canada goose outlet london church group in 2014 that the jihadi canada goose jacket uk to America is canada goose outlet shop from people who deeply believe that Islam is the way and the light and the only answer. policy canada goose outlet winnipeg needs to be and how we will begin to combat this, we need to recognize that these folks believe that it is religiously driven for them to wipe Christians from the face of the earth, Mr. Pompeo said at the time. may be wrong. There some debate about that. The Koran actually says they may be wholly misguided, and I will tell you it is absolutely a minority within the Muslim faith.

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