Look, Pompeo is the nation's top diplomat, yes. But he is also the Republican's best candidate for the open seat vacated by Senator Pat Roberts (R) next November. And Pompeo likes it this way – that's how he keeps the Senate race on the burner, even while insisting that anyone who asks him if he plans to run is ridiculous and misguided.
Witness Pompeo's Wichita Journey This Week With Ivanka Trump – – And Sit With The Wichita Eagle. Asked about the Senate race, he responded like this: "
" No change. I think I answered that question. I think it's the number 1
03 or 104 times. My mission asked every day when I wake up, is incredibly clear. Our job at the State Department is to use all of our skills to keep the American people talking, to fulfill American diplomacy, to make sure that US markets are open to Kansas products around the world. is what i keep going to pro for example because to be focused. "
You will notice that this is not a" no "or" not run. " It's just outrage that the question has been asked – followed by a non-answer that makes it quite clear why the question should be asked.
This reaction to how you dare-ask-ask-a perfectly pertinent question made the star editorial write a disgusting op-ed labeled "Mike Pompeo, or opt out and run for the US Senate in Kansas, or focus get on with your daily work. "Here's the basic bit:
" If Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is running to replace retired U.S. Senator Pat Roberts in Kansas, then he has to leave on a very important day work and do it.
"Or if, as he told The Star and The Wichita Eagle in a test interpreting a confidence interview on Thursday he doesn't even think about it, then he should focus in any way on US diplomacy – remember diplomacy ? – and stop hanging around here with every chance he gets. "
Goff. But he's not wrong.
The point : Mike Pompeo is a politician. Politicians are running for things. And while Pompeo decides he's running for the Senate, reporters have to
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