Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts’ findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war https://t.co/F5JVpXJ5QE
— Matt Duss (@mattduss) June 18, 2019
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) June 18, 2019
Update: DoD can't say whether Secretary of State Pompeo is traveling to CENTCOM with any members of the military chain of command, refers the question back to State. Meanwhile, a State spox can't find records of previous secretaries' visits to CENTCOM. This is all… very unusual pic.twitter.com/SKpXz5ixVR
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) June 17, 2019
"A Washington piece of silliness"
"Don’t play ticky-tack"
"Don't make this a political football"
"Senator, I find that question bizarre"
"Don’t say silly things"
"Insulting and ridiculous and frankly ludicrous"
How Pompeo avoids accounting for Trumphttps://t.co/fUwyIXnMv4
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) June 17, 2019
Some word salad to go with that Chardonnay:
I asked @realDonaldTrump why Americans should trust his administration’s pronouncements on Iran. He had absolutely nothing to say and it was unclear if he understood what I was asking. pic.twitter.com/vzlh1lJnev
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) June 18, 2019