Mike Pompeo Just Got Exposed As a Fraud In Humiliating Stolen Valor Scandal: Report
A new bombshell report has exposed Mike Pompeo —Trump’s pick to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State— as a fraud after it was revealed that he did not serve in the first Gulf War as he has claimed.
As noted by New York Magazine, Pompeo has been constantly billed as a Gulf War vet on media outlets, via his colleagues, and even on sites like Wikipedia.
His “service” has been touted in a letter signed by 51 Republicans expressing support for Pompeo’s secretary of State nomination, and a Marco Rubio speech on the Senate floor —all of which have gone unchallenged by the Cabinet nominee.
The issue was brought to the forefront by former CIA spokesman and special assistant to President Obama, Ned Price.
His Wikipedia page claims he served with the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the 4th Infantry Division in the Gulf War. But other sources suggest only the 1st and 4th Squadrons served in that conflict. pic.twitter.com/HSoI1Fy8Fy
— Ned Price (@nedprice) April 20, 2018
While the CIA confirmed that Pompeo “was an active member in the U.S. Army at the time of the Gulf War – serving until 1991,” they shut down his “combat claims” by adding, “He was not deployed to that theater.”
Because of this and other disqualifying issues, Pompeo will likely fail to garner the recommendation of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But he may very well ultimately become Secretary of State along party lines.
If he is confirmed as Secretary of State, Trump’s constant exaltation of respect for our military will be exposed for what it truly is: a sham.
A spokesman for Mike Pompeo and the White House did not respond to a request for comment on this report.