Report: Mike Pompeo may resign as secretary of state to run for US Senate

The Trump administration may soon have another resignation at a key position — but this one may be necessary for the good of the country.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reportedly considering resigning to run for Pat Roberts’ Senate seat in Kansas.

Checking Options

Republicans have been hit with a slew of retirements at the most inopportune times.

As maintaining a majority in the Senate is a top priority for the party in 2020, Republicans are desperate for a name they can put on the ticket that will allow the party to continue to hold the Kansas seat.

Pompeo, in turn, has called for a strategy meeting to discuss his options if he decides to go forward with a Senate campaign.

Much Encouragement

Several high-profile members of the Senate have already reached out to Pompeo to encourage him to run.

Mitch McConnell, the current majority leader, was one of the first to encourage Pompeo to trade in his State Department office for a seat in the Senate.

While they have reportedly not met to discuss the situation yet, Sen. Roberts himself is also apparently wanting a sit down with our secretary of State to encourage him to run.

Not His First Dance

While he has not held a Senate seat before, Pompeo is no stranger to the legislative branch of our government.

Pompeo had a six-year run in the House, representing Kansas from 2011 to 2017.

He gave up his seat to take over the CIA after Trump won the presidential election.

He then took over the State Department after Rex Tillerson was dismissed.

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Even though the administration would miss him, it would be good to know Trump has a major ally in the Senate.

But if Pompeo does decide to run, Trump will have to tap his sources for yet another administration official who will no doubt be put through the wringer by Democrats.

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