We all want diplomacy with North Korea to succeed, but the key question is whether Mike Pompeo is the person to lead that diplomacy. His meeting with Kim Jong-un raises profound questions he needs to answer. #StopPompeo
Pompeo must explain why he failed to tell Senators evaluating his fitness to be the next Secretary of State about his North Korea summit. Withholding this information from Congress calls his candor—both now and in the future—into question. #StopPompeo
Pompeo should be called upon to square his meeting with Kim Jong-un with his long track record of criticizing U.S. officials for meeting with adversarial regimes—after all, he savaged outreach to Cuba and the negotiations with Iran that culminated in the nuclear deal. #StopPompeo
The Trump administration should also answer whether this was a coordinated leak of Top Secret information to bolster Pompeo’s diplomatic bonafides on the same day that several Senators came out against his nomination. #StopPompeo

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