March 14, 2018

The real Mike Pompeo

You'd never guess it from the subservient coverage of the mass media,  but Mike Pompeo is a considerable danger to the United States, aggressively ignorant about climate change, a religious extremist, and pro-tortur.e Here's more about the nominated Secretary of State from Wikipedia:

Military and national security


Pompeo supports the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency, referring to the agency's efforts as "good and important work". Pompeo stated, "Congress should pass a law re-establishing collection of all metadata, and combining it with publicly available financial and lifestyle information into a comprehensive, searchable database. Legal and bureaucratic impediments to surveillance should be removed."


In a 2013 speech on the House floor, Pompeo said Muslim leaders who fail to denounce acts of terrorism done in the name of Islam are "potentially complicit" in the attacks. The Council on American-Islamic Relations called on him to revise his remarks, calling them "false and irresponsible".


Pompeo opposes closing Guantanamo Bay detention camp

He criticized the Obama administration's decision to end secret prisons and its requirement that all interrogators adhere to anti-torture laws.


Pompeo worked to undermine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran that was supported by the Obama administration. Referring to the agreement, he stated, "I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism." He also stated that a better option than negotiating with Iran would be to use "under 2,000 sorties to destroy the Iranian nuclear capacity. This is not an insurmountable task for the coalition forces."

Energy and environment

Speaking about climate change in 2013, Pompeo said: "There are scientists who think lots of different things about climate change. There's some who think we're warming, there's some who think we're cooling, there's some who think that the last 16 years have shown a pretty stable climate environment."

He has stated, "Federal policy should be about the American family, not worshipping a radical environmental agenda." He has referred to the Obama administration's environment and climate change plans as "damaging" and "radical". He opposes the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions by the United States, and supports eliminating the United States federal register of greenhouse gas emissions


Pompeo opposed the Affordable Care Act. Pompeo has been criticized for saying that he supports funding for certain programs that are part of the ACA, yet he opposes them when they are a part of the ACA.

Social issues

Pompeo has stated that life begins at conception and believes that abortions should be allowed only when necessary to save the life of the mother. In 2011 he voted for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would have banned federal health coverage that includes abortion. Also in 2011, he voted for a prohibition on funding the United Nations Population Fund.

He opposed same-sex marriage and had sponsored bills to let states prevent same-sex couples from marrying.


He is a lifetime member of, and has been endorsed by, the National Rifle Association.

Pompeo opposes requiring food suppliers to label food made with genetically modified organisms. He introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 to block states from requiring mandatory GMO food labeling.

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