Following the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, Pompeo took to the House floor to call on Muslim leaders to denounce acts of terrorism committed in the name of Islam. “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,” he said.
Failing to condemn such attacks, he asserted, makes Muslim leaders “potentially complicit” in the attacks. "When the most devastating terrorist attacks on America in the last 20 years come overwhelmingly from people of a single faith and are performed in the name of that faith, a special obligation falls on those that are the leaders of that faith," he said.
Trump visited the CIA headquarters at the weekend and made it clear that he is a big advocate of the intelligence agency, and his new CIA chief Pompeo. "There is nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and the CIA than Donald Trump," the new President said.
Trump called Pompeo a "total star" and a "gem" and said he may have been his most important Cabinet pick. "I met Mike Pompeo, and it was the only guy I met. I didn’t want to meet anybody else. I said, cancel everybody else. Cancel," Trump said of his decision to nominate Pompeo.
Pompeo is also a shrewd businessman, starting out at Thayer Aerospace, selling it up and moving on to Sentry International, which makes equipment for oilfields. Pompeo has also voted to defund Planned Parenthood, calling it the “largest commercial provider of abortions in the United States.”
President Trump said in a statement that he was proud to nominate Pompeo as director of the CIA. “He has served our country with
Pompeo said he was truly
“I also look forward to working with America’s intelligence warriors, who do so much to protect Americans each and every day.”
Watch Pompeo talk about the Islamic threat below.