‘Unprecedented and Wrong’: Pompeo Slammed for Plans to Address GOP Convention from Jerusalem

‘Unprecedented and Wrong’: Pompeo Slammed for Plans to Address GOP Convention from Jerusalem

Critics accused the secretary of state of “using Judaism as a political prop” and suggested his speech may violate the Hatch Act.

Global Research, August 25, 2020
Common Dreams 24 August 2020

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign announced Sunday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will address this week’s Republican National Convention—news that sparked swift criticism both because it’s unprecedented for the nation’s top diplomat to participate in this type of political event and because he will reportedly speak from “an undisclosed location” in Jerusalem while he’s there on official travel.

Before meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday, Pompeo—a former congressman from Kansas who previously served as CIA director under Trump—wrote Sunday on his personal Twitter account: …..

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