Secretary of StateNominated by Trump: 3-13-2018
Who is Mike Pompeo?
As the nation’s top diplomat, Mike Pompeo is charged with protecting human rights and representing American values worldwide. However, Pompeo has a track record of attacking human rights; promoting discrimination; and advancing anti-women, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-Muslim beliefs. And Pompeo has continued on that track since the Senate confirmed him as Secretary of State on April 26, 2018.
“I believe that that child — however conceived [even through rape] — is a life and I want very much for that life to continue to exist.”
Here is what Mike Pompeo controls
U.S. Department of State
The State Department leads U.S. foreign policy through diplomacy and represents American interests and values on the world stage.
Background on Mike Pompeo
By overseeing the Office of Global Women’s Issues, global health programs, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, and more, Mike Pompeo has huge influence over the rights, health, and very lives of women and the communities that depend on them around the world.LEARN MORE
Mike Pompeo is implementing the Trump-Pence administration’s deadly global gag rule and its expansion. Pompeo also is supporting the administration’s withholding of U.S. funding to UNFPA, one of the world’s most critical sources of contraception. As a member of Congress, Pompeo repeatedly voted in favor of these efforts.New York Magazine
In the six years he served as a representative for Kansas, Mike Pompeo passed 32 measures to ban or restrict access to safe, legal abortion and block patients from care at Planned Parenthood health centers.Medium
The Senate narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo shortly after the U.S. State Department’s release of a heavily censored human rights report, which eliminated the reproductive rights section of the report.LEARN MORE
Mike Pompeo has consistently opposed LGBTQ rights through his support of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and his condemnation of the historic 2015 Obergefell ruling, which guaranteed marriage equality.NBC News