Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Who has cast doubt power on President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory. Praised Jan. 6 in an interview Thursday as an example of a “peaceful transition” of power.
“We delivered a peaceful transition on January 6, 2021. As our constitution required,” Pompeo, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, told todaystrend News.
Pompeo was responding to questions about why his new book.
— “Never Give An Inch: Fighting for the America I Love” — doesn’t focus more on the Jan. 6 attack. On the Capitol and efforts to overturn former President Donald Trump’s election. As it does on his part in the Trump administration. Reflects four years of work.
Pompeo, who said the book focused on “how we provide security overseas”. Condemned the violent aspects of the January 6. But defended the outcome when speaking to todaystrend News.
“It’s terrible when people do this kind of violence, and I hope they’re prosecuted for doing it. But make no mistake about it, America showed its strength that night, too. Vice President Pence ended the election. Our There was a peaceful transfer of power,” Pompeo said.
He blamed security officials, not Trump, for the violence at the Capitol. “It was a bad day at the Capitol. The security team there failed to stop these people from rioting there,” Pompeo said.
Pompeo was asked days after the 2020 election.
About his comments that there would be a smooth. Transition to a “second Trump administration.” In a Fox News interview at the time, Pompeo made no mention of handing over power to Biden.
“To read the statement I made that day, I spoke about the United States,” Pompeo said. “And I don’t describe it as plagiarism. But there’s a lot of inconsistency in our elections. And we can’t have that in the United States.”
Nikki Haley, another former Trump administration. Official, is expected to announce a White House. Bid in mid-February, making her Trump’s first GOP challenger.
Asked about Trump’s candidacy.
Pompeo said the former president would “make his case to the American people.”
“I’m confident there will be many more people from both parties. Who also believe they should be the next leader.” he added. “I have a lot of faith in the American people that they will get everything right.”
In an interview Thursday morning, Trump declined to say whether. He would endorse another Republican if he were to win the GOP nomination next year.
“It would depend,” Trump told conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt on his radio program. It would depend on who the nominee was.”