In speeches focused on the Bill of Rights, Pompeo put a lot of attention on Democrats, saying they “pretended to care about American jobs” and deprived the Biden administration of the possibility of cutting key permits for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. . He criticized his former Secretary of State John Kerry (John Kerry), now Biden’s climate envoy, who hinted at a press conference in January that unemployed fossil fuel workers could “make… solar panels.”
“You ask good people in Texas, Oklahoma or Kansas, South Dakota or central Pennsylvania, do you think petroleum engineers and rig manufacturers will make solar panels?”
He also conflated the Trump administration’s economic and immigration records with the administration’s foreign policy.
Pompeo said: “‘America first’ is right for the United States.” “When the United States is fearless, bold and strong, the whole world will benefit.”
“[Democrats] I want to refund the police’s expenses when they are besieging the Capitol,” Pompeo said. “This is a step backwards. The abolition of our freedom to conduct peaceful assemblies while censoring online communications is completely contrary to our founder’s understanding of the United States. “
The former Kansas state congressman is one of the Republicans competing for potential populists in the post-Trump inferences, although the former president is still popular among Republican voters.
Some people in those lanes include Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Josh Holly (R-Mo.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (Ron DeSantis), all these people have already spoken on CPAC. . Trump is scheduled to speak at CPAC on Sunday.
More than half of Republicans said in the recent “Politics/Morning Poll” that if the primary election is held today, they will vote for the former president, while all other competitors are lagging behind. Mike Pence leads the second group with 12%. Pompeo attracts 2%.