Trump is going forward and bold against ISIS!
He just appointed new CIA director, and the choice is great! ISIS is not going to be happy about this choice!
New director is very strong on ISIS and on radical Muslims, so America is going to be safe!
CIA was very weak in the past against America’s enemies. This is going to change!
Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo has accepted Trump’s offer to be CIA chief in his new administration, the transition team announced.
Pompeo, a 52-year-old Wichita Republican, was elected to Congress in 2010 as part of the wave endorsed by the tea party. He is a former Army officer and Harvard graduate who serves on the House Intelligence Committee.
He was also a vocal member of the House Select Benghazi Committee, a special panel convened to probe the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Libya that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Pompeo and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, released their own report criticizing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her role at the time, saying she misled Americans about how the attack evolved because President Barack Obama was up for re-election.
Pompeo has gotten backlash from past remarks about Muslims after saying on the House floor in 2013 that Islamic leaders failed to widely condemn the Boston marathon bombing — and appeared “complicit” in the attack.
“Instead of responding, silence has made these Islamic leaders across America potentially complicit in these acts and more importantly still, in those that may well follow,” Pompeo said.
Still, many CIA insiders told NBC News they are pleased with the pick, calling Pompeo a much more favorable option than other names that have been floated. He has been regularly interacting with the agency because of his work as a member of the House Permanent Subcommittee on Intelligence.
California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called Pompeo “very bright and hard working.”
Trump made so many good choices so far. If he put Mitt Romney on the position of secretary of state, he is going to have great team!