Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state has been controversial. Even though he appears to have the votes for confirmation, he might not get a majority in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One issue that has come up in his confirmation hearings is his view on Muslims. He has a history of making incendiary comments. For example, when he was the Kansas congressman in 2013, months after the Boston Marathon bombing, he said this on the floor of the House.
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MIKE POMPEO: When the most devastating terrorist attacks on America in the last 20 years come overwhelmingly from people of a single faith and are performed in the name of that faith, a special obligation falls on those that are the leaders of that faith. Instead of responding, silence has made these Islamic leaders across America potentially complicit in these acts.
SHAPIRO: In fact several American Muslim groups had condemned the bombings. Another notable comment a few years ago speaking to a church group in his hometown of Wichita, Pompeo said this about what he said was a minority of Muslims who want to wipe Christians from the Earth.
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