Liberal legislators in the Senate continued their struggle this week to derail President Trump’s pick to head the State Department, saying they have “great concerns” over Mike Pompeo’s qualifications to become the nation’s top diplomat.
Senate Democrats blasted Pompeo Monday, with nearly all of their members opposing the nominee over his support in pulling out of the Iranian nuclear agreement and the Paris Climate Accords.
“I honestly don’t see that,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow when pressed if Democrats were attempting to block the nominee for political purposes. “People have very great concerns. I’m not saying that’s not part of it for somebody, but there’s a lot of legitimate concerns I think.”
“I think someone who has publicly supported pulling out of the Paris Agreement, pulling out of the Iran agreement, using sorties to destroy the nuclear program in North Korea, is different than past nominees,” added another left-leaning Senator.
In comparison, both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry -politicians largely unpopular in conservative and Republican circles- garnered 94 votes when they were confirmed under President Barack Obama.
BRAIN FREEZE: Al Gore Demands Senate BLOCK POMPEO over Climate ‘DENIAL’
Former Vice President and climate change crusader Al Gore urged the Senate to reject President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State Thursday, claiming Mike Pompeo was unqualified because he “denies the climate crisis.”
Gore took to twitter to slam Trump’s pick to lead the State Department, saying the former CIA chief has been “doing the bidding” for fossil fuel corporations for years; adding the American people “deserve better.”
“Senators should reject Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be Secretary of State. He denies the climate crisis, and has been doing the bidding for fossil fuel interests his whole career. The American people deserve better,” tweeted Gore.
Senators should reject Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be Secretary of State. He denies the climate crisis, and has been doing the bidding for fossil fuel interests his whole career. The American people deserve better.
— Al Gore (@algore) April 12, 2018
The former Vice President’s comments come months after the global warming alarmist feverishly attempted to explain a brutally cold winter throughout the Northern Hemisphere; bizarrely suggesting that global warming is now causing “global cooling.”
KOREA SHOCKER: Mike Pompeo SECRETLY MET Kim Jong Un Weeks Ago
Secretary of State nominee and current CIA Director Mike Pompeo held secret, high-level talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un over Easter Weekend; clearing the path for upcoming negotiations between the despot and President Trump.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the CIA chief spoke with Kim regarding next month’s high-stakes meeting with Trump, as well as the full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and the possible end of the 68-year-long Korean War.
“I’m optimistic that the United States government can set the conditions for that appropriately so that the president and the North Korean leader can have that conversation will set us down the course of achieving a diplomatic outcome that America so desperately – America and the world so desperately need,” Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearings earlier this month.
“We have had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels with North Korea,” Trump said during his recent trip to Florida, refusing to confirm or deny the meeting.