Mike Pompeo served in Congress from 2011 to 2017 and has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the director of the CIA (1). The Senate confirmed his nomination with an outcome of 66-32 in favor of Pompeo (2). An evangelical Christian, Pompeo is not only a well-respected figure in the national security community who draws experience from his days in the army but he is also a staunch pro-life advocate who voted to defund Planned Parenthood calling it the “largest commercial provider of abortions in the United States.” Pompeo has already begun his new job since January 23.
Giving a presentation at a church event in Wichita just two years ago, Pompeo spoke out against radical Muslims who want “to wipe Christians from the face of the Earth.“ Pompey says that Christians need to pray, fight, and understand that “Jesus Christ our Savior is truly the only solution for our world… So, as we think about what U.S. policy needs to be, how we will begin to combat this, we need to recognize that these folks believe it is religiously driven for them to wipe Christians from the face of the Earth.”
Pompeo says he was shocked at the lack of denouncement on the part of Muslim leaders after the tragic 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In fact, he took to the House floor to call on Muslim leaders to denounce acts of terrorism, “It’s been just under two months since the attacks in Boston, and in those intervening weeks, the silence of Muslim leaders has been deafening” (3)… “And [they] will continue to press against us until we make sure that we pray and stand and fight and make sure that we know that Jesus Christ our Savior is truly the only solution for our world” (4).
President Trump has since said that he is happy in his selecting of Pompeo to be the director of the CIA, “He has served our country with honor and spent his life fighting for the security of our citizens. He will be a brilliant and unrelenting leader for our intelligence community to ensure the safety of Americans and our allies.”
1. Chapman, M. 2017. CIA Dir. Pompeo: ‘Jesus Christ Our Savior Is Truly the Only Solution For Our World.’ Available.
2. Hello Christian. Trump’s New CIA Director: “Jesus Christ Is The Only Solution For Our World.” Available.
3. Hello Christian. Ibid.
4. Chapman, M. 2017. Ibid.