Booker Challenges Pompeo On View That Homosexuality Is 'Perversion'

Booker Challenges Pompeo On View That Homosexuality Is 'Perversion'

Pompeo, now chief of the Central Intelligence Agency, has been nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump to replace Rex Tillerson, who was sacked by Trump from the post last month.

In his testimony, Pompeo confirmed for the first time publicly that he's been interviewed by the team of special counsel Mueller, who is investigating possible ties between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign as well as possible obstruction of justice issues.

He also promised to fill gaps in the State Department that have been left open since Mr Trump took office, warning that diplomats had become demoralised. "I just need to look at that and frankly turn to the professionals at the State Department to give me guidance.", Pompeo said. Lawmakers are concerned the president may seek Mueller's ouster to try to shut down the investigation, and the White House has said it believes Trump does have the authority to fire him if desired. "My instincts tell me no", he replied, adding that the obligation to serve is "more important at increased time of political domestic turmoil". Do you believe that gay sex is a perversion?'

Menendez asked Pompeo about a Washington Post story from a year ago claiming Mr. Trump wanted his top officials to intervene, during a conversation about Russian Federation and the FBI's investigation.




Pompeo never answered the question.

Mr Pompeo declined to say that Mr Trump should pull out of the Iran nuclear deal unilaterally and pledged to counter Russia's attempts to undermine Western democracy.

U.S. Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo asserted Thursday the importance of Washington's arms sales to Taiwan, which he noted is consistent with its one-China policy.

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