April 18, 2018
Your Action Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. Background The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which grilled Pompeo last week about his closeness to Trump, may decline to recommend Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, but Mitch McConnell plans to take his nomination to the full Senate for a vote in any event. Pompeo was an early Trump supporter and has made Islamophobic and anti-LGBT statements, endorsed torture and opposed the Iran nuclear deal and multilateral negotiations. Senator Feinstein summarized why she and many others will vote against advancing Pompeo’s nomination by saying “I sense a certain disdain for diplomacy in Mike Pompeo that I believe disqualifies him from being our next senior diplomat.” Script Hi! This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I urge Sen[____] to vote NO on Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. He has made Islamaphobic and anti-LGBT statement, opposes the Iran nuclear deal and has endorsed torture . He has displayed a disdain for diplomacy that disqualifies him from being the nation’s top diplomat.