Mike Pompeo

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 28: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing titled “Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Policies on Iran, Iraq and the Use of Force,” in Rayburn Building on Friday, February 28, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Where Things Stand: Pompeo Winks At 2024
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This is one of the most concerning installments yet in the much-too-early-but-inevitable political musings about 2024.

During an appearance on Fox News’ Sean Hannity last night, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a pretty firm “maybe” to the prospects of running for president in 2024 — a prospect that his former boss has already called dibs on in the strongest possible terms.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens to President Trump during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2020 -- Photo taken on Aug. 25, 2020 shows screens displaying U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo giving a speech to the Republican National Convention (RNC) from Jerusalem. U.S. House Democrat Joaquin Castro on Tuesday announced that he had launched an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech to the RNC on Tuesday night. (photo by Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens to President Trump during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press
Where Things Stand: One Of The Darkest Remarks Yet Prime Badge
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks about human rights yesterday are among the most disturbing utterances I’ve heard come out of this administration thus far.

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