Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said on CNN’s “The Lead” on Friday that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo no longer has a moral center.
Discussing his interview with the House Select Committee investigating January 6, 2021 on Fox News on Thursday, Pompeo said: “They were chasing witches, weren’t they? They were looking for discussions on the 25th Amendment, discussions that I have never seriously undertaken with any of my counterparts. They were looking to build a scenario whose conclusion was already written.
Kinzinger said, “Well look, I can’t reveal what he talked about, but let me say this about Mike. We are friends. We worked together in Congress. He was as hawkish as me. Very believing in what he stood for. He became Secretary of State and did all of Donald Trump’s bidding. He wrote the deal with the Taliban, and then he tries to blame it all on Biden. I blame Joe Biden for what happened in Afghanistan. I also blame Mike Pompeo. You don’t have to hit a side here. They are all to blame.
He added: “He is trying to run for president. Let’s be clear. He wants to run for president. He knows he can’t sue Trump and run for president. He hopes that Trump will show up and that he can use this route. He is someone without a moral center. And he had a moral center. So I don’t know what happened when he went into administration, but I guess power is very, very attractive to some people. As they always say, power corrupts. And it’s sad to see my friend gone the way he left.
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