What you need to know about Pompeo:
He is a member of the House of Representatives from Kansas.
Pompeo received $80,000 in donations from Koch Industries and its employees.
Pompeo opposes closing Guantánamo Bay detention camp. After a 2013 visit to the prison, Pompeo said, of the prisoners who were on hunger strike, "It looked to me like a lot of them had put on weight."
In a 2013 speech on the House floor, Pompeo said Muslim leaders who fail to denounce acts of terrorism done in the name of Islam are "potentially complicit" in the attacks.
Pompeo supports the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, characterizing the agency's efforts as "good and important work."In March 2014, Pompeo denounced NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's inclusion in the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, and called for Snowden's invitation to speak via telecast at the annual Texas event be withdrawn, lest it encourage “lawless behavior” among attendees.
Via The New York Post:
Mike Pompeo accepts job as CIA director
I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. https://t.co/bifC97jWpY— Mike Pompeo (@RepMikePompeo) November 17, 2016
Via The New York Times
He has close ties to Wichita-based Koch Industries...