76 Facts About Mike Pompeo

1. Mike Pompeo is married to Susan Mike Pompeo and they have one son, Nicholas.

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2. Mike Pompeo deflected such talk on Wednesday during a television interview on Fox News, declaring that his "singular focus" now is his work as the nation's top diplomat.

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3. Mike Pompeo said during the Fox News interview that the push included a call from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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4. Mike Pompeo has a luxury most other potential candidates don't: far more time to decide.

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5. Mike Pompeo introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 to block states from requiring mandatory GMO food labeling.

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6. In September 2018, Mike Pompeo "backed continued US military support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen over the objections of staff members after being warned that a cutoff could jeopardize $2 billion in weapons sales to America's Gulf allies, according to a classified memo and people familiar with the decision.

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7. Mike Pompeo opposed Trump's 2017 decision to move America's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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8. Mike Pompeo said, "In the fight against terrorism, cooperation between Israel and the United States has never been more important", and "[w]e must stand with our ally Israel and put a stop to terrorism.

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9. On January 7, 2019 Mike Pompeo began a diplomatic tour of the middle east to assure regional US partners that, amid the sudden withdrawal of US troops from Syria, the US mission to degrade and destroy the Islamic State and to counter Iranian influence in the region had not changed.

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10. On October 10, 2018, Mike Pompeo said that Israel "is everything we want the entire Middle East to look like going forward" and that the Israel–United States relations are "stronger than ever".

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11. Mike Pompeo criticized Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for his refusal to condemn the Chinese government's repressions against the Uyghurs.

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12. In July 2018, Mike Pompeo raised the issue of Xinjiang re-education camps and human rights abuses against the Uyghur Muslim minority in China.

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13. Mike Pompeo was a major part in the negotiations leading to the 2018 North Korea-United States Summit, and attended the historic summit at Singapore on June 12, 2018.

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14. Mike Pompeo was a member of the Congressional Constitution Caucus.

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15. Mike Pompeo was born in Orange, California, the son of Dorothy and Wayne Pompeo.

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16. Mike Pompeo was a Kansas representative on the Republican National Committee and member of the Italian American Congressional Delegation.

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17. Mike Pompeo was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, representing.

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18. Mike Pompeo is a former United States Army officer and was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 until April 2018.

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19. Mike Pompeo co-sponsored two unsuccessful bills in response to a 2013 Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Defense of Marriage Act, legislation that aimed to limit the ruling's reach.

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20. In a 2015 speech, Mike Pompeo quoted a prayer delivered by the Rev Joe Wright: "America had worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism.

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21. The Washington Post reported that Mike Pompeo has worked to expand chaplain services to CIA employees, and to further that effort, has consulted with Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

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22. Mike Pompeo argued that Iran "is intent on the destruction of our country", and said "[t]his deal allows Iran to continue its nuclear program—that's not foreign policy; it's surrender.

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23. Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the crown prince promised him a full investigation.

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24. Mike Pompeo was dispatched to Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Monday, immediately after President Trump had a phone call with the Saudi king, whom he said denied any knowledge of Khashoggi's fate.

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25. Mike Pompeo told reporters to be "mindful" of the meaning of the Saudi relationship in the region.

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26. Mike Pompeo was dispatched to Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Monday, immediately after President Trump had a phone call with the Saudi king, whom he said denied any knowledge of Khashoggi\u0027s fate.

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27. Mike Pompeo told reporters to be \"mindful\" of the meaning of the Saudi relationship in the region.

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28. In 2014, Mike Pompeo was a member of the House Select Committee On Benghazi, and he had the opportunity to ask Hillary Clinton questions about the attack in Libya.

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29. The Washington Post reported that Mike Pompeo has worked to expand chaplain services to CIA employees and to further that effort has consulted with Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

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30. In 1994, Mike Pompeo earned a law degree from Harvard Law School.

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31. In 1986, Mike Pompeo earned his first degree in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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32. Mike Pompeo will travel Wednesday to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the administration continues to search for the truth behind Khashoggi's disappearance.

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33. Mike Pompeo was the top beneficiary of Koch Industries contributions in 2016.

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34. Mike Pompeo appeared to put his trust in Saudi Arabia's promise to conduct an impartial investigation into the journalist's disappearance.

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35. Mike Pompeo was originally a supporter of Senator Marco Rubio's presidential bid, moving his support to Trump after it became clear he would be the GOP nominee.

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36. Mike Pompeo was elected to Congress in 2010 on the Tea Party wave and is serving his third term.

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37. Mike Pompeo wrote an op-ed in 2012 chastising Democrats for "harassing the Koch brothers", specifically on the Keystone XL pipeline issue.

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38. Mike Pompeo enrolled at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating first in his class with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1986.

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39. Mike Pompeo vehemently opposed the 2015 nuclear deal struck between Iraq and six world powers, in which sanctions would be lifted on the Middle Eastern country in exchange for new monitoring procedures and the limiting of enrichment facilities.

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40. Mike Pompeo was confirmed as the new Secretary of States on April 26, 2018.

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41. In the past, Mike Pompeo has espoused a fusion of faith and nationalism that has found a welcoming home in the Trump administration.

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42. In a 2015 speech, Mike Pompeo quoted a prayer delivered by the Rev Joe Wright: "America had worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism.

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43. The Washington Post reported that Mike Pompeo has worked to expand chaplain services to CIA employees and to further that effort has consulted with Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

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44. In 2010, Mike Pompeo challenged and defeated Democratic nominee Raj Goyle for the 4th District Congressional seat.

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45. Mike Pompeo served as a cavalry officer in the Army from 1986 to 1991.

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46. Mike Pompeo walked off after Heather had announced there would be one more Question.

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47. Mike Pompeo answers that Q, and they pick up papers and exit, stage right.

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48. Mike Pompeo calls the world "mean, nasty" while defending Saudi relations.

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49. Mike Pompeo repeated what President Trump said that "the United States will continue to have.

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50. Mike Pompeo said Andrew Brunson's release from Turkish custody last month has paved the way for new dialogue.

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51. Mike Pompeo said the US-Saudi Arabia relationship "is a long, historic commitment and one that is absolutely vital to America's national security.

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52. Mike Pompeo speaks to press after meeting with Turkish foreign minister.

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53. In 2015 in a talk at a church, Mike Pompeo said that "politics is a never-ending struggle.

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54. In 2014, Mike Pompeo told a church group that Christians needed to "know that Jesus Christ as our savior is truly the only solution for our world".

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55. Mike Pompeo serves as a local church deacon and teaches Sunday school.

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56. Mike Pompeo supported the United States federal government shutdown of 2013, blaming President Obama.

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57. Mike Pompeo has been criticized for saying that he supports funding for certain programs that are part of the ACA yet opposing them when they are a part of the ACA.

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58. In February 2016, Mike Pompeo said Snowden "should be brought back from Russia and given due process, and I think the proper outcome would be that he would be given a death sentence".

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59. In November 2015, Mike Pompeo visited Israel and said that "Prime Minister Netanyahu is a true partner of the American people" and that "Netanyahu's efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons are incredibly admirable and deeply appreciated".

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60. Mike Pompeo worked to undermine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran that was negotiated by the Obama administration, saying, "I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism.

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61. In 2017, it was reported that Mike Pompeo expressed desire for regime change in North Korea.

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62. Mike Pompeo has been a frequent guest on Frank Gaffney's radio show for the Center for Security Policy.

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63. In a 2013 speech on the House floor, Mike Pompeo said Muslim leaders who fail to denounce acts of terrorism done in the name of Islam are "potentially complicit" in the attacks.

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64. Mike Pompeo supports the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency, referring to the agency's efforts as "good and important work".

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65. In August 2018, Mike Pompeo thanked the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman "for Saudi Arabia's support for northeast Syria's urgent stabilization needs.

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66. Mike Pompeo usually personally delivered the President's Daily Brief in the Oval Office.

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67. In September 2017, Mike Pompeo sought authority for the CIA to make covert drone strikes without the Pentagon's involvement, including inside Afghanistan.

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68. In August 2017, Mike Pompeo took direct command of the Counterintelligence Mission Center, the department which helped to launch an investigation into possible links between Trump associates and Russian officials.

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69. In March 2017, Mike Pompeo formally invoked executive privilege to prevent CIA officers, including Gina Haspel and James Cotsana, from being compelled to testify in the trial of Bruce Jessen and James Elmer Mitchell.

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70. In 2017, when Mike Pompeo became head of the CIA, he named Bulatao the agency's chief operating officer.

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71. In 1986, Mike Pompeo graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he majored in engineering management.

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72. In 1982, Mike Pompeo graduated from Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley, California, where he played power forward on the basketball team.

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73. Mike Pompeo is a member of the Tea Party movement within the Republican Party.

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74. Mike Pompeo was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, representing Kansas's 4th congressional district.

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75. Mike Pompeo says US trying to convince China 'to behave like a normal nation'.

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76. Mike Pompeo meets with Turkish officials over disappearance of Saudi journalist.

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