Ruppersberger Issues Statement in Response to Pompeo's Commitment to a "Smooth Transition to a Second Trump Administration"
Nov 10, 2020
“I first met Mike Pompeo in 2011 when he was elected to represent Kansas’s 4th Congressional District – he was appointed to the House Intelligence Committee. As Ranking Member of the Committee, I welcomed him and was impressed with his dedication to serve the American people in Congress. During my time in leadership, he was a productive member of the oversight process. When Mike was nominated to be CIA Director, he again showed promise as a public servant beholden to the American people. I have tried not to criticize Mike personally since he left Congress because I know that, deep down, his inclination is to serve the American people admirably. Unfortunately, it is clear from his comments today, joking or not, that the accumulation of power he has wielded over the last 4 years has allowed him to lose sight of what it means to serve the American people in a democracy.
Mike, you are better than this.”