Federal Action: Oppose Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

Oppose Trump’s War Cabinet

Background and Links:

Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of State could be as soon as Thursday, and Gina Haspel’s nomination for head of the CIA would follow quickly. Mike Pompeo has tried to destroy diplomacy with Iran, has voiced anti-Muslim bigotry, and supported torture. His appointment as Secretary of State would take us closer to war with Iran, and he could make the crisis with North Korea worse. We do not need a warmonger leading the State Department. Gina Haspel was already passed over for a promotion within the CIA because of her tortured past. The Senate torture report indicated that the CIA committed crimes that went beyond what they were authorized to do, and they lied to Congress about the brutality and torture. They were never held accountable. It is too dangerous to let Gina Haspel lead the CIA.

Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pick for top diplomat, to face Senate confirmation hearing as international crises mount
http://www.latimes.com/nationla-na-pol-pompeo-20180411-story.html

The Haspel nomination: The delicate balance of the process
http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/382554-the-haspel-nomination-the-delicate-balance-of-the-process

How Gina Haspel is trying to overcome her past to become the next CIA director
https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/27/politics/gina-haspel-cia-confirmation/index.html

ACTION: Call Your Senators and oppose Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State and Gina Haspel for CIA Director.

Senator Maria Cantwell (253)572-2281
Senator Patty Murray (253)572-3636

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Script for Your Senators:

My name is ____________, and I am a member of Olympia Indivisible. I am calling about the nominations of Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel. I want Senator __________ to publicly commit to opposing these nominations. Mike Pompeo will be a dangerous Secretary of State if he is confirmed. Gina Haspel carried out torture and destroyed the evidence. She is completely unqualified to lead the CIA. Please oppose these nominations. Thank you.

This action is from Olympia Indivisible’s weekly Call to Action with formatting edits. Be sure to go to their website for more on the actions, upcoming events and for their latest Research Report.  Also find them on Facebook.