Pompeo To Make Third Trip To Kansas This Year

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 02: American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the Meeting with the Foreign Minister  Luigi Di Maio with the American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on October 2, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Simona Granati - Corbis/Getty Images,) *** Local Caption *** Michael Richard Pompeo
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Photo by Simona Granati - Corbis/Getty Images)
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Despite his protestations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is headed to Kansas for the third time this year, possibly readying a U.S. Senate parachute should the Ukraine scandal get worse for him.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Republicans are very concerned about retiring Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R-KS) seat, and would much prefer Pompeo to firebrand and generally unsuccessful former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is also running.

Thus far, Pompeo has insisted that he’s focused on his current job, though that may change if he becomes further entangled in the Ukraine scandal. The filing deadline for the seat is not until June.

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  1. Hillary´s servers are in Garden City.

  2. Of course by June, Pompeo may be as distasteful as Kobach in Kansas, especially after those ‘dead air’ TV interview moments … Homina Homina Homina

  3. I think he should just do it. That way when the new administration throws the fat f’r in the slammer, get kicked out of the Senate and the Governor can put a Dem in his place. Works for me.

  4. He’s gonna bail!

    operative word: bail

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