Secretary of State Pompeo has hinted that he is standing by President Donald Trump after Democrats and some Republicans have called for his impeachment after Capitol protests last Wednesday.
“I’m proud of our accomplishments — not just on the national security front, but also with foreign policy, which I’ve worked on. Also the pro-life work we have done. These are all historic achievements. And I believe history will remember us kindly when the books are written,” Pompeo said to Republicans.
“While I believe we all think the violence that took place at the Capitol was tragic, I’ve watched officials walk away from this president already. And they are ignoring the American people.” he added.
His statement came after a long private meeting with the GOP Study Committee.
Pompeo went on to say that the foreign policies under Trump did far more for the world than Obama’s policies.
“For eight years we watched the fantasy foreign policy of the previous administration,” said Pompeo. “They would go into agreements that were based on nothing and had no potential of lasting, and America First, above all, means being realistic.”
Other GOP members, however, have parted from Trump’s administration after pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol.
“President Trump has not always used the correct words,” former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said. “He was wrong with his words after Charlottesville. And yesterday he was badly wrong with his words again.”
Meanwhile, Democrats are planning articles of impeachment against Trump by tomorrow or the day after.
Democrat James Clyburn told CNN he thinks they will be drawn up Monday. “Or maybe Tuesday before they are brought to the floor.”