Rep. Engel announce resolution holding Pompeo in contempt

Friday the House Foreign Affairs Committee announced Chairman Rep Eliot Engel announces that the Committee will begin work on a resolution holding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in contempt.

The group writes “The Secretary’s ongoing defiance of two duly authorized subpoenas has left the Committee no further option.”

Rep. Engel is a lame duck member of Congress after losing the primary to progressive challenger Jamaal Bowman.

Engel said in a statement:

“The Secretary’s ongoing defiance of two duly authorized subpoenas on matters directly linked to American foreign policy toward Ukraine has left the Committee no further option but to begin drafting a resolution finding Secretary Pompeo in contempt of Congress.”

“He seems to think the office he holds, the Department he runs, the personnel he oversees, and the taxpayer dollars that pay for all of it are there for his personal and political benefit.”

Engel also tweeted “Once again, the rules go out the window for @SecPompeo when they get in the way of serving his political interests and Donald Trump.”

He added in a follow-up tweet “He should show real respect for American law, diplomacy, and diplomats, and should follow his own guidance, cancel the speech, and watch the RNC from his hotel room after the workday is done.”