TELL YOUR SENATORS: STOP POMPEO
In 2017, the Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo to serve as head of the CIA under Trump, by a vote of 66-32. That means 14 Democrats and one Independent (King-ME) joined the Republicans to help make Mike Pompeo CIA Director.
Democrats who supported Pompeo last time faced wide opposition from their constituents. This is their second chance to vote the right way and oppose an Islamophobic war hawk from becoming Trump’s Secretary of State.
If Democrats vote together, we can win this.
SAMPLE CALL SCRIPT
CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW!
Caller: Hi, my name is [name] and I’m a constituent calling from [part of state]. I’m calling because I totally oppose the nomination of Mike Pompeo to serve as Secretary of State. He denies climate science, is a war hawk, and an Islamophobe. I’m concerned he will export Trumpism all over the world if he becomes our top diplomat. Will Senator [name] be voting “no” on his confirmation?
[IF STAFFER SAYS YES]
Staffer: Yes, Senator [name] opposes Pompeo’s nomination and will be voting against confirming him.
Caller: That’s great news. I want to see Senator [name] make a clear public statement opposing Pompeo and urging [his/her] colleagues to do the same.
Staffer: I’ll relay that to the boss.
Caller: Thank you, I’ll be watching for that statement.
[IF STAFFER SAYS NO OR NOT SURE]
Staffer: Thank you for sharing your concerns. Senator [name] has concerns about Pompeo and will be sure to ask tough questions at the confirmation hearing.
Caller: That’s not enough—there’s nothing Pompeo can say at his confirmation hearing to change the fact that he would be a dangerous Secretary of State if confirmed. Trump brags that he and Pompeo are very similar, and that is dangerous. I want to see Senator publicly commit to opposing Pompeo.
Staffer: I’ll take that back to the Senator.
Caller: Thank you, I’ll check back soon to see if the Senator has opposed.