Mike Pompeo Launches New PAC, Sparking Presidential Run Speculation
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is launching a new political group. The group will be dedicated to helping Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections.
In a statement, Pompeo attacked President Joe Biden’s agenda and said regaining control of the House and Senate are his top priorities: “It is unambiguously clear to me that if we don’t get it right in the next 16 or 17 months, what will happen over these next four years will make it incredibly difficult for whoever is elected president in 2024. So that is my singular focus.”
The former Kansas senator said he informed congressional leaders from both houses of Congress about his plans to start the new political action committee, which will be named Champion American Values PAC.
Pompeo plans to participate in a number of conservative fundraisers and speaking engagements in the coming months. “We’re going to go out, and we’ve started this already, but we’re going to go out and expand to a greater degree, helping candidates all across the country,” he said.
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Pompeo spoke about America being “back at the table” after four years under Trump. “Well, generically, when I hear the administration talk about taking America back, they are talking about back to what President Obama did for eight years where America was weak,” he said. “We might have been liked – a lot of people talk about how they are having this really fun time over at the G-7, everybody likes President Biden. What’s important is not that they like America, but that they respect us, that we deliver good outcomes for the American people.”
During a recent radio interview, Pompeo discussed his concerns about what he perceives to be a lack of free speech on college campuses. “I get asked all the time what keeps you up at night,” he said. “The fact that we now are accusing people who are just saying things that are common sense about how to treat everybody equally and fairly have been accused of being racist… Those are dangerous things in a democracy.”