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Senate Committee to Vote on Pompeo Today, Dems and CAIR Remain Opposed

President Trump's Nominee For Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

 

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Mike Pompeo is outstanding. First in his class at West Point. A top student at Harvard Law School. A success at whatever he has done. We need the Senate to approve Mike ASAP. He will be a great Secretary of State!

The Wall Street Journal reports that

A Senate committee is on track to vote Monday against endorsing the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state, which would mark an unusual rebuke to a central member of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy team.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on Mr. Pompeo’s nomination on Monday evening. All of the panel’s Democrats have said they would oppose the former congressman’s nomination, and they have been joined by one Republican, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

That gives Mr. Pompeo’s opponents a majority on the committee, which is composed of 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats.

Under Senate procedures, the nomination can still be brought to the chamber’s floor, where the math is more favorable for Mr. Pompeo and most senators believe he is likely be confirmed. Still, Mr. Pompeo would be the only secretary of state in modern history to be confirmed by the full Senate without winning a committee endorsement.

One Democrat who is not on the foreign relations panel, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, has said she would support Mr. Pompeo, and she could be joined by other red-state Democrats, especially those facing re-election this year.

Mr. Pompeo would replace former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who had a difficult relationship with the White House and with his own department.

Some Republicans on Sunday criticized the committee’s Democrats for opposing Mr. Pompeo’s nomination, accusing them of taking a partisan approach to foreign policy. Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called Mr. Pompeo “highly qualified” and said, “It’s just sad that our nation has devolved politically to this point.”

“Under ordinary times, he would be confirmed overwhelmingly,“ Mr. Corker said on CNN’s State of the Union. ”We just live in a very partisan environment.”

The thing is, Senator, the Democrats aren’t the only enemy of America that oppose his nomination. (Yeah, I said it.)

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging members of the U.S. Senate to oppose Mike Pompeo’s nomination to secretary of state and calling on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to block his confirmation.  

In addition to the fact that Pompeo has openly promoted Islamophobic conspiracy theories and associated with anti-Muslim hate groups, he supports many dangerous and divisive policies that would impede his ability to successfully carry out the duties of secretary of state.

That’s because the Muslim Brotherhood is not just a Foreign Terrorist Organization, they are the Godfather of all Muslim Terrorist Organizations.

But, I digress…

Here’s some background information about CAIR, per discoverthenetworks.org:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) describes itself as a “non-profit, grassroots membership organization … established to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America,” to protect Muslims from hate crimes and discrimination, and to present “an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public.” According to the Council’s Director of Communications, Ibrahim Hooper, “We are similar to a Muslim NAACP.” As of June 2007, CAIR claimed 32 branch affiliates in the United States and one in Canada.

CAIR was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad, both of whom had close ties to the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), which was established by senior Hamas operative Mousa Abu Marzook and functioned as Hamas’ public relations and recruitment arm in the United States. Awad and Ahmad previously had served, respectively, as IAP’s Public Relations Director and President. Thus it can be said that CAIR was an outgrowth of IAP.

…From its inception, CAIR has sought to portray itself as a moderate, mainstream organization, and as early as 1996 its officials became frequent guests at State Department and White House events. In the aftermath of 9/11, when the Bush administration tried to reassure American Muslims that Islam was not the target of the war on terrorism, CAIR officials were prominent among the invitees. CAIR was the main Islamic group to gain U.S. media access in the post-9/11 period, providing the “Muslim view” of the terrorist attacks and of America’s response to them. As self-acclaimed Muslim spokesmen, CAIR officials typically refused to “simplify the situation” by blaming Osama bin Laden for the attacks on America. Moreover, while they eventually were induced by journalists to condemn Palestinian suicide terror in a pro forma manner, they hedged their disavowals by describing it as an understandable response to Israeli brutality.

These are Moderate Muslims?

 

First off…while I have met some very nice American Muslims, I have also been inside a mosque where I was looked at as if they wanted to take a scimitar to my neck.

If Moderate Muslims are not behind their radical brethren’s eternal jihad against us infidels, they need to get their mugs in front of the cable news networks’ TV cameras and say so…because all I see representing them when I turn on the news, are the abrasive members of CAIR, blaming America for all the world’s troubles.

I find it very telling that the Democrats are joining the Representatives of Islam in opposing the appointment to the office of Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo, a Christian American who attends a weekly Bible Study in the White House.

Are “The Smartest People in the Room” so contrary, as to not realize that Radical Islam punishes every single social issue that American Liberals so “righteously” defend in this nation?

The maddening thing is that every time you challenge Liberals on this fact, they try to equate Radical Islam with American Christianity.

Frankly, the ignorance of these young Liberals blows my mind.

When Christians become “radicalized”, we want to share the testimony of what God has done for us through His love, with everyone we meet. We get involved in our local church and we become better fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, and American Citizens.

When Muslims become “radicalized”, they want to “kill the Infidels” in the name of “Allah the Merciful”.

Islam and Christianity present two very different Deities, who may share some similarities, but who have different identities and ultimately different standards. To pretend they are the same is not only to be clueless of the faith of 70-75% of the citizens of this nation, but, to be ignorant of an integral part of our American Heritage, the legacy of Christian Faith, which our Founding Fathers bequeathed us.

Our Founders also bequeathed to us the task of guarding and maintaining our nation’s sovereignty.

Judging by the excellent work which he has already done in the field of Foreign Affairs as regards the North Korean Situation, I would say that Mike Pompeo is more than capable of being Secretary of State.

He’s already done a better job than Hillary Clinton, and he hasn’t even been confirmed, yet.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 
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Do you ever feel helpless about what's going on? Do you turn the sound down when a member of "The Resistance" speaks? Do you talk back to the television? I understand fully. My blog contains the views of a 60 year old Christian American Conservative. I was raised by members of The Greatest Generation. My father landed at Normandy. I love this country. By the way, how did that Hopey-Changey Thing work out for ya?

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