Pompeo has failed the American people.
Last year, President Donald Trump announced that he would be tasking Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with studying the systemic displacement of the white population in South Africa – a humanitarian crisis that is rapidly turning into a catastrophe of genocidal proportions.
However, Pompeo has not moved an inch over the past year on the issue. He has done nothing – not even issued a statement – to raise awareness of the crisis. The population that built South Africa into the greatest country on the continent, before it slipped into squalor, violence and destitution over the past couple decades, is being left in the lurch by the Trump administration, thanks to Pompeo.
Meanwhile, Pompeo is busy getting as many Never Trumpers into positions of authority within the Trump administration as he possibly can:
Mary Kissel, who Trump once called a “major loser,” was hired by Pompeo as a senior adviser in the State Department despite opposing her boss on every single one of his policies. Pompeo also hired James Jeffrey as his envoy for the Syrian war despite the fact that he was a ‘Never Trumper’ who signed a pro-Hillary Clinton letter arguing that Trump was “a dangerous president [who] would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being” in 2016.
In Pompeo’s most egregious betrayal of Trump, he hired Elliott Abrams – the disgraced war criminal who supported the Iraq War and perjured himself by lying to Congress over the Iran/Contra scandal – as the Venezuelan envoy despite Abrams’ long-stated goal for the GOP establishment to “seize the party machinery back immediately after the Trump defeat.”
“Do not allow the Republican convention to be a coronation wherein Trump and Trumpism are unchallenged. There’s no reason others who won many delegates, from Rubio to Cruz to Kasich, should not have their names put in nomination. The party needs to be reminded that there are deep divisions, and Trump needs to be reminded of how many in the party oppose and even fear his nomination,” Abrams wrote for the now defunct Weekly Standard, urging for an anti-democratic mutiny against Trump at the Republican National Convention in July 2016.
Pompeo is expected to jump into the U.S. Senate race in Kansas for the seat that will be vacated by retiring Sen. Pat Roberts in 2020. He will likely jump in to derail the chances of former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach, an “America First” patriot who is a long-time favorite of President Donald Trump.
“The Kansas race is still unfolding. I’ve said several times—I’m not sure the president agrees with this — that I’d love to see the secretary of state run for the Senate in Kansas,” Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said earlier this year.
“The widely held assumption is that he’s preparing a run, because he wants the reputation of a tough man without having to take on all the political risks that position requires,” a senior Trump administration official told McClatchy DC. “Pompeo has never stopped being a congressman – he’s a congressman serving as a secretary of state.”
Pompeo is arguably most self-motivated subversive actor in the White House, and he is more focused on his personal ambitions than helping the South African boers – or anyone else for that matter.