Pompeo Hearing: The Democrats’ One-Act Show

All the characters in the Democratic Party made an appearance at today’s Senate confirmation hearing for Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State. Pointless, pink protestors made a half-hearted attempt to disrupt the start of the proceedings. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)—another symbol of unpunished, arrogant Democratic corruption—badgered Pompeo about conversations he had with the president about the firing of James Comey and the Russia investigation.

The vanquished vice presidential candidate everyone forgot about, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), challenged the nominee on Iran and then told CNN he has serious doubts about Pompeo, even though Kaine voted to confirm him as CIA director just 15 months ago.

Potential 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker (D-N.J.), last seen publicly berating a female Trump advisor, pressed Pompeo about the world’s most urgent diplomatic question: Is gay sex a perversion?

But the current star of the Democratic Party, the hero the party hails as its ticket back to power, was only there in spirit. Pompeo was repeatedly asked by nearly every Democratic senator about his views on Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) asked Pompeo whether he would resign if Trump fires Mueller. (Pompeo said no.) The hearing presaged what voters can expect to hear from this cast of characters during the midterm election season: Everything, even the serious issue of national security and diplomacy, will somehow connect to the Mueller investigation. A one-act show stuck on repeat.

About Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly is a political commentator and senior contributor to American Greatness. She is the author of Disloyal Opposition: How the NeverTrump Right Tried―And Failed―To Take Down the President Her past work can be found at The Federalist and National Review. She also has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and Genetic Literacy Project. After college graduation, she served as a policy and communications consultant for several Republican candidates and elected officials in suburban Chicago. She also volunteered for her local GOP organization. After staying home for more than 10 years to raise her two daughters, Julie began teaching cooking classes out of her home. She then started writing about food policy, agriculture, and biotechnology, as well as climate change and other scientific issues. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1990 with a degree in communications and minor degrees in political science and journalism. Julie lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, two daughters, and (unfortunately) three dogs.

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