Mike Pompeo's bizarre story of a woman at the CIA inspires hilarious mockery

Mike Pompeo's bizarre story of a woman at the CIA inspires hilarious mockery
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo arrives in Ocala, Florida, on January 23, 2020. [State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a 2024 GOP presidential hopeful, weighed in on the latest far right outrage, that the CIA is seeking diverse candidates. Pompeo, who served as CIA Director before Trump moved him to Foggy Bottom, insisted that he never saw color or "sexuality" in candidates, and told a story that few seemed to believe.

Pompeo, a Christian right dominionist who believes in the Rapture but not in the separation of church and state, once delivered as speech bragging about "Being a Christian Leader." After leaving office an Inspector General's report blasted his handing of the State Dept.

He also tweeted: "We can't afford to risk our national security to appease some liberal, woke agenda."

He was roundly mocked, including by some who noted that if he did see "sexuality" why did he refer to the CIA employee as a "female analyst"?

Here's what some said:


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