& # 39; I'm staying here & # 39 ;: Mike Pompeo slams the door on the Kansas Senate and runs to the president after he & # 39; heat-seeking rocket for Trump & # 39; s a ** & # 39; is called
- State Secretary Mike Pompeo ruled out a senate in 2020
- & # 39; I'm staying here, & # 39; said Pompeo about his position at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Rumors that he could leave the government to pursue a senate demolition in Kansas have been circulating since Senator Pat Roberts announced earlier this year that he would retire
- Pompeo is flip-flop when considering the point
- He said last month that he would leave & # 39; the possibility that something would change & # 39;
- This week, however, Pompeo said he has focused on his current job and wants to help attract more workers from across the country, especially small towns
- Former Secretary of State Kris Kobach of Kansas, even a divisive position within the GOP, is running in the Republican primaries for the Senate seat
Mike Pompeo closed rumors this week that he is considering leaving the government to pursue a senate demolition in Kansas.
& # 39; I'm going to stay here, & # 39; the state secretary said to the Washington examiner in an interview that was published on Wednesday.
& # 39; I have talked about this. I'm focused on what I'm doing now. You can read about it, & he continued. & # 39; There are many people who talk about it. The only one who doesn't talk about it is me. & # 39;
In the past year, Pompeo has made a flip-flop about whether he still considered going to the Senate in 2020.
He said during a radio interview last month that he & # 39; would always leave open the possibility that something would change & # 39 ;, when asked if he was thinking of leaving the Foreign Ministry to get back to to join the congress.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected rumors that he is considering leaving the Trump government to go to the Kansas Senate
& # 39; I'm going to stay here, & # 39; he said about his position with the state and claimed that other people thought more of a potential senate run than he had considered
But earlier this year, Pompeo said he had the potential & # 39; excluded & # 39; to launch a bid to replace the retiring Kansas Senator Pat Roberts.
Pompeo became state secretary after a short period as director of the CIA. Before that he served as a representative for the 4th district of Kansas for three terms from 2011-2017.
Many hoped for a Pompeo run for Roberts' seat, especially after former Foreign Minister Kris Kobach made a bid last month.
Kobach, a division that helped the Trump committee for fraud with voters in 2017 – which turned out to be a failure – could result in the GOP losing a senate seat in Kansas. Republicans cannot afford to lose seats in the 2020 elections if they want to retain a majority in the senate.
Earlier this year, Kobach was on Trump's list to become Secretary of Homeland Security after Kirstjen Nielsen was dropped off this spring. The move was never carried out because Kobach became too nuclear for the position.
Roberts, who announced in January that he would retire at the end of his term of office, is a moderate Republican and many fear that Kobach could receive sufficient support to win the Republican nomination in Kansas but then lose to a democrat at the general elections.
Pomepo claims that he will not be the one who includes Kobach in the primaries.
The pressure to walk on Pompeo increased after the former Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, a very divided person, announced that he would flee Senator Pat Roberts' senate seat. Republicans are afraid that he might win the primaries, but then lose the seat of a democrat at the general election
The Secretary of State said instead that he is focusing on bringing more people from all over the country to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
& # 39; I want to make the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a place where people want to come and serve, & # 39; he said, urging him to attract more talent from outside the ring road.
He called for people from small towns in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Kansas, Idaho, Pennsylvania and more to be brought on board in the state.
& # 39; I want people to come from everywhere, because we also need those voices here at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & # 39 ;, Pompeo continued.
Last month, Pompeo suggested that he would not leave the Foreign Ministry unless the President thought his talents could be better used elsewhere.
& # 39; I never dreamed that I would be the Secretary of State, even a year before I became a director of the CIA, a year before, & # 39; said Pompeo during his interview in July, in which he showed openness for a bid from the Senate.
& # 39; And so I always leave open the possibility that something will change and my path in life will also change, but my mission is set … is really very clear. & # 39;
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