Mike Pompeo: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is canceling the results of last week’s presidential election. Which shows that President Donald Trump has lost his candidacy for a second term. Pompeo told reporters Tuesday with a smile that Trump’s “transition” to a second term would be “smooth,” but then said the State Department would be ready regardless of who the president was on inauguration day.
With or without language, Pompeo’s comments suggesting Trump could be re-elected came as a surprise and came at a time of tension for the nation as Trump refuses to hand over the baton to President-elect Joe Biden. Pompeo, America’s top diplomat, and the fourth president spoke as world leaders congratulated the former vice president.
Pompeo, one of Trump’s most loyal members of government. Also dismissed the suggestion that Trump’s baseless fraud allegations could damage America’s credibility by interfering in foreign elections as “ridiculous.”
Pompeo’s comments on the move came in response to the State Department being willing to work with Biden’s team.
“There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” Pompeo said with a smile, before turning to a more serious tone. “We are ready. People are watching what is happening here. We will count all the votes.
“People need to be fully convinced that the transition needed to ensure that the State Department is operational today. That it succeeds today and that it succeeds with the presidential inauguration a minute afternoon on January 20, will also be crowned with success,” he said. Mike Pompeo
Later, in an interview with conservative radio station Tony Perkins, Pompeo appeared to ask for clarification on his comments.
“There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.” — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, one week after Trump lost the election to President-Elect Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/G8JwYWZN1I
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“Our opponents need to know that we are ready, we will continue to work, we will work until January. And then on January 20, we will become a Trump administration, a second Trump administration, as I said today, or we will move to an administration with” ‘former Vice President Biden, “he said.
“The American people understand that our transition will be complete and global and that if it takes a few more days to confirm that we have this due process, we will make sure we have protected the legal right to vote for all Americans.” ‘is it enough time to go, that was honestly the question? ”
In another interview with Fox News, Pompeo warned President Biden’s team of possible inappropriate talks with foreign leaders. He suggested that some discussion might violate Logan’s Law. A 1799 law that prohibited American individuals from engaging in foreign policy on behalf of the United States, but this has never been successful.
Former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was accused of breaking the law during interim talks with the Russian ambassador to the United States but was not charged with the crime. Pompeo noted that Biden had spoken to many foreign leaders since election day and that these talks could be analyzed, albeit harmless.
“I always worry when people get involved in the business, talk to foreign officials in a way that represents things. Represent things that are not true or that try to influence politics. An American foreigner is inconsistent. The law requires it,” Pompeo said. “You know Logan Law. I know Logan Law. I hope anyone who has these conversations doesn’t break this law. I’m sure the Justice Department will check us out.”
Refusing to acknowledge Biden’s victory, Pompeo, a possible presidential candidate in 2024. Joins other prominent Republicans who have joined Trump’s campaign to fight the election results. This questioned whether there will be a smooth transition before Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
However, at least some Democrats in Congress weren’t having fun.
Eliot Engel, outgoing chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement that Pompeo “should not play with unfounded. And dangerous attacks on the legitimacy of last week’s elections.”
“The State Department must now prepare for the ouster of President-elect Biden,” said Engel, who stubbornly criticized Pompeo.
Pompeo will travel to Europe and the Middle East on a diplomatic trip on Friday, including France, Turkey, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates. Where he will meet leaders who have already congratulated Biden on his victory.
Rejecting allegations that Trump’s baseless fraud allegations affect America’s stance on election comments in other countries, he said:
“I’m a foreign minister. I get phone calls from all over the world. These people are watching our elections. They understand that we have a legal process. They understand that it takes time.”
“We are in good shape.” We are in good shape, “Pompeo said.
In recent weeks Pompeo and the foreign ministry have expressed concern over electoral irregularities from Belarus to the Ivory Coast to Tanzania.
“You asked a ridiculous question. This department makes every effort to ensure that elections around the world are safe, free, and fair. And my officials risk their lives to make sure that happens.” Mike Pompeo