And so it begins. In earnest. As Breitbart reported on Tuesday, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is launching a political action committee to “buoy Republican chances of retaking majorities in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate in next year’s midterm elections, along with helping conservatives win, down-ticket, in state legislature and local races.”
Lemme fix that.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threw his hat just outside the 2024 presidential ring on Tuesday with an announcement that is launching the “Champion American Values” PAC (CAVPAC), which he said through a press release will not only focus on “building a team to crush Democrats” but will also — my favorite part — “ride to the sound of guns.”
Former Secretary of State @MikePompeo has launched a political action committee (PAC) to buoy Republican chances of retaking majorities in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate in next year’s midterm elections. https://t.co/aIk98Dh87V
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 15, 2021
If that last part doesn’t sound like a quintessential combination between Ronald Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump, you haven’t been paying attention for at least 40 years.
Pompeo, who served the state of Kansas in Congress from 2011 until 2017 — when he joined the Trump administration as CIA director from 2017 to 2018, and as Secretary of State from 2018 to 2021 — is not only going to run for president in 2024; he has planned to do so since at least Trump left office. Convince me I’m wrong. His chances of becoming the 47th president of the United States, let alone winning the 2024 Republican nomination?
We’ll get there.
Pompeo discussed the effort in an appearance on Breitbart News Daily on Tuesday morning, with host Alex Marlow:
“I’ve begun my efforts already to make sure we build out a team to make sure we got enough candidates who crush their adversaries in November 2022, not just taking back the House and the Senate but state legislatures and city council offices across America. We’re going to be working — and CAVPAC is designed to do that.
“It comes from the fact that
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