Ya gotta be in it to win it!
Mike Pompeo is leveraging relationships with House Republicans to stay front and center with GOP voters as the former secretary of state mulls a 2024 presidential bid.
On Wednesday, Pompeo joined the Republican Study Committee, a caucus of House conservatives, to promote legislation cracking down on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The news conference, in the shadow of the United States Capitol, attracted liberal Code Pink protesters who used a bullhorn to interrupt the former secretary’s comments and advocate for President Joe Biden’s bid for Washington to rejoin the Iran deal vacated by former President Donald Trump.
Pompeo could not have scripted his trip to Capitol Hill any better.
Out of elected office and absent the platform of the State Department, the former secretary’s challenge as he positions himself for a possible presidential campaign is staying relevant to Republican primary voters and maintaining their affection. If Trump opts out of 2024, Pompeo’s competition for the nomination will feature Republican governors and senators who have spent every day capitalizing on their post to cultivate support with grassroots conservatives….
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