LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants Mike Pompeo to run for senate and next week Pompeo will be in McConnell’s home city of Louisville.
Pompeo is speaking on December 2 at the University of Louisville as part of the McConnell Center’s Distinguished Speakers Series. The lecture begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a question and answer period at the University Club. Those of you who can’t make it, the university will be streaming it live.
Pompeo is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives serving Wichita, Kansas. McConnell has been vocal in his desire for Pompeo to run for the U.S. Senate seat being left vacant by retiring Congressman Pat Roberts of Kansas.
“Secretary Pompeo is the seventh person to serve our nation as Secretary of State and speak as part of the McConnell Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series. In this important time in American history, I can’t imagine a more exciting leader to bring to Louisville,” said McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg.
Pompeo’s trip to Kentucky comes just as President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday he would like to see Pompeo testify as part of the impeachment proceedings.
In a press conference later, Pompeo said, “When the time is right, all good things happen.”
The McConnell Center has hosted several major political figures including President George W. Bush, United States Chief Justice John Roberts, Senator Harry Reid and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The McConnell Center was created in 1991.