Pompeo Grilled By Cory Booker Over Views On Gay Marriage
Pompeo Grilled By Cory Booker Over Views On Gay Marriage
13 April, 2018, 06:13
"Senator, I couldn't tell you, I don't recall each statement I've made over 54 years", Pompeo.
Pompeosaid he couldn't respond to a hypothetical with almost a month left before the May 12 deadline but stressed that he wants to "fix this deal" and left open the possibility that he deal could modified, not scuttled completely as Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail.
Democratic senators focused on whether Pompeo would avoid unnecessary wars and whether he is willing to be a voice of dissent when needed.
Last month, Dawud Walid, the MI executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), called Pompeo a "conspiracy theorist and a known anti-Muslim bigot".
Mr. Dole, who also introduced Mr. Pompeo during his confirmation hearing previous year to be the director of the C.I.A., warmed up the panel, which is far from unanimous in its support to confirm him.
"Will you be working from crisis to crisis?" "But I have to tell you, I'm with the president an terrible lot". He developed a visibly close relationship with the president, traveling to the White House on most days to deliver the classified President's Daily Brief in person rather than leaving the task to other intelligence officials.
"Any time we have a person who is supposed to head the diplomatic relations of our nation who is overtly anti-Muslim, that can not bode well for our country's foreign policy", Walid told Middle East Eye.
Pompeo's comments came during an exchange with Sen.
Mr Pompeo acknowledged for the first time publicly he had been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, whose federal probe includes looking into whether there was collusion with Moscow by Trump campaign aides.
That's like saying "I am certain I have never left my house for the last three days" but also noting that "I can't recall what I did on Wednesday night".
But he wouldn't answer questions about the contents of the interview.
An avowed opponent of the Irannuclear deal, Mr Pompeo said he would work immediately if confirmed to "fix" the agreement that Mr Trump has threatened to abandon if it's not strengthened.
Paul drew a contrast with Democrats who have criticized Pompeo. Because we desperately need someone with his skills at State, and because unlike others the president could name, he has a real shot at rebuilding the shattered department that we and the world so depend on.
"It doesn't matter even if there's not a threat to the United States, nor an attack on the United States".
"Meetings are being set up right now between myself and Kim Jong-un".
"That's now over", Pompeo said, praising the Trump administration's actions toward Russia, including sanctions and the expulsion of Russian diplomats and intelligence officers from the U.S. Thursday was no exception.
In particular, Booker grilled Pompeo on whether Pompeo has referred to gay sex as a "perversion" in past speeches. Pompeo also did not directly answer Booker's question about whether he thinks "being gay is a perversion". Booker asked. "Yes or no, sir?"
But Pompeo, a devout Christian known for his Christian beliefs and willingness to speak publicly against abortion, was unapologetic. "I stand by that". "My respect for every individual regardless of the sexual orientation is the same and will remain so if I'm confirmed".
CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday repeatedly challenged claims he is a hawk who would lead the country into another costly war, arguing during his first confirmation hearing to become secretary of State that he would dedicate himself to promoting diplomatic solutions as a way to prevent war.
"Senator, again, I'm not going to talk about private conversations I've had with the president", Pompeo said, insisting that he wasn't asserting executive privilege in refusing to discuss his conversations with Trump.
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