Mike Pompeo (full name Michael Richard Pompeo) is an American politician, diplomat, and businessman who served as Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) under President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2018 and as the 70th Secretary of State of the United States from 2018 to 2021. Pompeo is a former officer in the United States Army.
From 2011 to 2017, he served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Kansas’s 4th congressional district. He served on the Republican National Committee as a representative from Kansas. Pompeo is also a member of the Republican Party’s Tea Party movement.
“He’s allowed Vladimir Putin to dominate”, Mike Pompeo calls out Biden for being ” behind” on the issue
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reacted to Ukraine President Zelenskeyy’s address to the Congress last week and called out Joe Biden for being “behind” on the Russo-Ukrainian issue.
“The Biden administration put climate change ahead of protecting sovereignty and freedom. In this place, I think you have it right. We should be providing all the tools that the Ukrainian people need to defend themselves. We have them. The Europeans have them. They can do an awful lot more, too, but instead, President Biden has been behind.
He’s allowed Vladimir Putin to dictate the pace and the response…He’s allowed Vladimir Putin to…dominate how we think about the structure of what’s taking place here and we can do better than this. Americans deserve it. The Ukrainian people deserve it as well and I think President Zelenskyy spoke to that very, very nicely today.”
Mike Pompeo personal life
Mike Pompeo was born on December 30, 1963, and is 58 years old. His parents are Dorothy and Wayne Pompeo. Pompeo attends the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. From 2007 to 2009, Pompeo worked as a local church deacon and taught Sunday school.
In 1986, Pompeo married Leslie Libert. The couple eventually divorced. In 2000, he married Susan Justice Mostrous and adopted her son, Nicholas. Nicholas takes a lot of interest in legislative issues and has been photographed with his father at political gatherings on occasion. Nicholas earned his bachelor’s degree with honours from Kansas State University.
Mike Pompeo early life and education
Mike Pompeo was born in Orange, California. Carlo Pompeo and Adelina Tollis, his paternal great-grandparents, were born in Pacentro, Abruzzo, Italy, and immigrated to America in 1899 and 1900, respectively. Pompeo graduated from Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley, California, in 1982, where he was a member of the basketball team. Pompeo graduated first in his class from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1986, where he majored in engineering management. He was a classmate of Brian Bulatao and Ulrich Brechbuhl, both of whom later assisted him in the establishment of Thayer Aerospace.
Mike Pompeo Career
Mike Pompeo worked as a lawyer for Williams & Connolly in Washington after graduating from law school.
In 1998, Pompeo relocated to Wichita, Kansas, with three other West Point friends, Brian Bulatao, Ulrich Brechbuhl, and Michael Stradinger, to acquire three aircraft-parts manufacturers in Wichita (Aero Machine, Precision Profiling, B&B Machine) and St. Louis (Advance Tool & Die), renaming the entity Thayer Aerospace after West Point superintendent Sylvanus Thayer. In 2006, he sold his stake in the company, which had been renamed Nex-Tech Aerospace by that point, to Highland Capital Management.
Pompeo represented Kansas’ 4th congressional district from 2011 until his appointment as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in January 2017. (CIA). Pompeo was re-elected in 2014 after winning the general election with 67 per cent of the vote, defeating Democrat Perry Schuckman. Pompeo was elected again in 2016 after defeating Democrat Daniel B. Giroux in the general election with 61 per cent of the vote.
On November 18, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Pompeo to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. On January 23, 2017, he was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 66–32 and sworn in later that day.
On March 13, 2018, President Trump announced that he would nominate Pompeo to be Secretary of State, succeeding Rex Tillerson, who stepped down on March 31, 2018.
Pompeo was confirmed by the full Senate on April 26 by a vote of 57–42, with five of ten Democratic senators running for reelection in 2018 in states Trump won in 2016, voting to confirm Pompeo.
Pompeo took the oath of office on April 26, 2018.