This is CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
He has been nominated to be US Secretary of State.
We CANNOT let that happen.
Call your two SENATORS NOW to OPPOSE Pompeo’s nomination.
What’s going on?
Tomorrow, on April 12th, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Mike Pompeo, the nominee for US Secretary of State, the chief adviser to the President on foreign affairs.
Who is Mike Pompeo?
Mike Pompeo is the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a former member of Congress representing the 4th District of Kansas.
What is Pompeo’s attitude toward Islam and Muslims?
Pompeo in a speech to his constituents in Wichita, KS in 2014:
“The threat to America is from people who deeply believe that Islam is the wayand the light and the only answer. [Muslims] abhor Christians and will continue to press against us.”
Pompeo calling Muslim Americans “complicit” to acts of terrorism after the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013:
“Instead of responding [to terrorist attacks], silence has made these Islamic leaders across America potentially complicit in these acts, and more importantly still, in those that may well follow…It casts doubt upon the commitment to peace by adherents to the Muslim faith.”
Pompeo maintains very strong relationships with anti-Muslim extremists and hate groups including Brigitte Gabriel of ACT for America and Frank Gaffney, Jr. of the Center for Security Policy.
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW
Call your TWO SENATORS today and urge them to OPPOSE Pompeo’s Nomination!
Sample Calling Script:
Hello, my name is _________ and I’m a constituent of Senator ________. I’m calling because I oppose the nomination of Mike Pompeo for US Secretary of State. Pompeo’s recorded history of anti-Muslim sentiments and statements, including blatantly calling Muslim Americans ‘a threat to America’ and ‘complicit’ to acts of terrorism, is beyond disturbing and extremely unfitting for any public office, let alone a position responsible for promoting global peace and stability and cultivating relationships with diverse leaders and nations. Pompeo also has strong, open relationships with documented anti-Muslim extremists and hate groups responsible for propagating alternative facts and misinformation and breeding division. I urge the Senator to oppose Mike Pompeo’s nomination for US Secretary of State. Will the Senator oppose Pompeo’s nomination for US Secretary of State?
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