Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is facing renewed calls for his resignation after he disputed a film about the CIA’s use of torture during the Bush administration and claimed that he supports the intelligence community even as President Donald Trump continues to viciously attack them.
Just as it is true that the CIA employed the use of torture after the 9/11 attacks in violation of the Geneva Convention and the Constitution, it is also true that Russia interfered with the 2016 Election, a fact that every intelligence agency in the United States agrees happened.
Trump, of course, has spent his entire presidency thus far attacking intelligence officials, choosing instead to side with Russia and Vladimir Putin.
As this abuse goes on, Pompeo has refused to speak out against him. But after he saw the 2019 film “The Report” on Amazon on Friday, which is based on a 6,700-page Senate Intelligence Committee report put together over years of investigation, Pompeo attacked the film by calling it “fiction” and claimed to support the intelligence community.
I watched “The Report.” Fiction. To be clear: the bad guys are not our intelligence warriors. The bad guys are the terrorists. To my former colleagues and all of the patriots at @CIA who have kept us safe since 9/11: America supports you, defends you and has your back. So do I.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 27, 2019
Again, the CIA did, in fact, use torture. That is indisputable. And Pompeo saying otherwise is really disgusting. It’s especially disgusting that he would claim to “back” our intelligence community in response to this film but he won’t do it when Trump launches one of his frequent attacks.
Twitter users were not amused by Pompeo’s hypocrisy and cowardice and demanded his resignation.
Never ONCE have you contradicted the Liar-in-Chief as he slanders and smears the hard work and reputation of the people who keep us safe.
You are a sycophantic coward and a DISGRACE. You should resign. #ResignPompeo
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) December 28, 2019
Your entire tenure is marked by throwing actual public servants under the bus for not helping Rudy do crimes. But a bunch of retired war criminals who made it impossible to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed you’ll go to bat for. Got it.
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) December 28, 2019
What bullshit. No one believes you support any of your subordinates unless they can move your career. We all knew your type at West Point.
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) December 28, 2019
I watched the Secretary of the Navy resign. He, at least, had some integrity.
— Roger Errington (@rerrington1) December 27, 2019
You couldn’t even stand up for your staff when those Patriots spoke out for America.
Who’s team are you on?
— John Madincea (@jmadincea) December 27, 2019
I’m sure the members of the CIA are very relieved to hear that a completely spineless piece of shit murder-enabling liar has their back. So comforting.
— Liddle’ Savage (@littledeekay) December 28, 2019
Trump smears the intelligence community and brave public servants, including the whistle-blower and impeachment witnesses, every day. You are complicit when you say nothing. You are a terrible, awful, untrustworthy leader. pic.twitter.com/1PWCv96xJp
— Freddie Johnson (@Freddie24495909) December 28, 2019
Then do something – testify.
— Dave Perrino (@DavePerrino) December 27, 2019
Mike Pompeo should be ashamed of himself and he should never again be allowed to hold public office. He should be prosecuted for helping Trump cover up his Ukraine scandal and his name should be forever disgraced for his cowardice and failure to act in defense of our country and intelligence officials when it mattered most.
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