Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded on a liberal legislator before a Congressional committee Wednesday, slamming the New York Democrat after he accused Pompeo of “not caring” about the security of American diplomats abroad.
Pompeo scolded Rep. Gregory Meeks during a heated exchange before the House Foreign Affairs Committee after the lawmaker questioned his priorities regarding “diplomatic security,” telling Meeks he should never make “accusations” like that again.
“Mr. Secretary, I have some concerns… Should we conclude that, because you’ve not mentioned it one time, not once, should we conclude based upon that fact that you do not care about diplomatic security?” Meeks asked Pompeo.
“No, you should not conclude that,” Pompeo fired-back. “I take diplomatic security very seriously. Never make an accusation [like that].”
“Oh, now the real secretary is coming out,” Meeks concluded. “He did not do that with Secretary Clinton, let me tell you that!”
POMPEO: Trump Plans to Bring 'EVERY AMERICAN' Prisoner Home
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned world leaders Sunday that the Trump administration has every intention of bringing “All Americans held anywhere in the world” back to the United States.
The nations’ top diplomat was speaking with CBS News’ Face the Nation when he was asked to comment on other Americans held captive abroad after bringing home three prisoners detained by North Korea.
“You brought those three Americans home from North Korea. There are still at least four Americans being held in Iran… What can you tell them?” asked host Margaret Brennan.
“First, everyone should know that this administration is intent on bringing home every American who is held anywhere in the world,” Pompeo fired back. “We’re working diligently to get each of them back.”
“With respect to whether the actions of this past week, with respect to the JCPOA increased anyone’s risk, I think that’s ludicrous,” Pompeo added. “The Iranian bad behavior increased, it only increased, during the time of the JCPOA.”
Watch the Secretary of State’s comments above.
BUSTED! NY Times ATTACKS 'Absent' Pompeo During Secret RESCUE MISSION
The New York Times viciously slammed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Tuesday, accusing the senior Trump aide of being “thousands of miles away” during the President’s Iran speech; despite the fact he was in North Korea negotiating the release of three prisoners.
According to Fox News, the Times blasted Pompeo for not being on hand as the President announced his decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement; saying he was missing at a “key moment” of the Trump presidency.
“Senior State Department officials were momentarily speechless on Tuesday when asked why Mr. Pompeo did not delay his trip by a day to be in Washington during Mr. Trump’s Iran deal announcement,” writes the Times.
“The absence of Mr. Pompeo and other top State Department officials left perplexed European diplomats privately complaining that they were having trouble getting answers from Washington,” the author added.
It became clear by Wednesday that the reason Pompeo was “thousands of miles away” was to oversee the transfer of three American prisoners from North Korean officials to US custody.
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