So because Pompeo is recording a video for the RNC from a rooftop in Jerusalem, he's not really "attending" a partisan event even though he's officially listed as a convention speaker? That's a stretch even for this administration. https://t.co/OrBN9tpuI7
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) August 24, 2020
NEW: @SecPompeo will be speaking at the Republican National Convention this year—which appears to be in violation of State Department guidance prohibiting appearing at a political convention.
— Project On Government Oversight (@POGOBlog) August 24, 2020
“We should not be using American diplomacy for partisan political purposes,” a State Department official critical of Pompeo’s upcoming RNC address told me https://t.co/JYP2q8rUV7
— Alex Ward (@AlexWardVox) August 24, 2020
The controversial decision fits a pattern. Pompeo frequently meets with political donors, repeatedly visited his home state of Kansas on official travel, and hosted a series of elaborate dinners attended by more influencers than by diplomatic heavyweights. https://t.co/Oq0t2fdlW6
— Michael Wilner (@mawilner) August 24, 2020
As Pompeo prepares to address RNC, Rep. ENGEL releases the internal State Dept. document (which Pompeo himself reissued last month) warning against political actiivty by diplomats.https://t.co/iQCGKtuXDC pic.twitter.com/2IGaE4AjiA
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 24, 2020
BREAKING: Chairman @RepEliotEngel announces that the Committee has obtained internal State Department documents that show Secretary Pompeo's #RNCConvention2020 speech apparently violates legal restrictions and his own instructions to Department personnel. pic.twitter.com/UNjCcuje4z
— House Foreign Affairs Committee (@HouseForeign) August 24, 2020
@SecPompeo appears to tape his RNC address from the roof top of the King David hotel in Jerusalem. A State Department spox said Sunday that “Secretary Pompeo will address the convention in his personal capacity” and “(n)o State Department resources will be used.” pic.twitter.com/b1zMmd3FdV
— CNN NationalSecurity (@NatSecCNN) August 24, 2020
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— YS (@NYinLA2121) August 24, 2020