Trump's new cabinet nominees risk putting us on paths to war with Iran and North Korea. They've overseen and support torture, and will continue American support for the Saudi war in Yemen. The Senate must reject them.
Email your senators now and tell them to block Trump's War Cabinet by opposing the nominations of Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel.
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Please oppose both Haspel's and Pompeo's nominations and otherwise do everything in your power to prevent the advancement of these two dangerous nominees. The appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor, along with the nominations of Gina Haspel for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, represent an aggressive shift in posture and could well put us on a path to more war. The State Department is supposed to play a key role in international climate negotiations, human rights, and preserving peace around the world. But Pompeo is deeply Islamophobic, a climate denier, and a warmonger. Moreover, their histories of support for, and involvement in, torture are disqualifying in their own right.
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Trump has nominated his current CIA head, Mike Pompeo, to become Secretary of State. Pompeo has historically supported torture, chose torturer Haspel as his deputy at the CIA, and has said that all Muslims are "potentially complicit" in terrorism.
As Secretary of State he would be in charge of certifying Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal -- which he has asserted his desire to undermine. He has briefed Trump on the option of launching an aggressive war on North Korea.
The State Department is supposed to play a key role in international climate negotiations, human rights, and preserving peace around the world. But Pompeo is a climate-denying, Islamophobic warmonger who is deep in the pockets of the Koch Brothers.
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