Because Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas suggested the sequestration cuts might actually be a good thing for the country, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggests he may be a Russian spy or a North Korean operative. Whatever he is, he’s not a patriotic American.
After the president’s State of the Union address, Rep. Pompeo told Politico that such spending cuts are a “home run.” He later expanded on his remarks: “I said that the sequester is a home run not because it is good politics, but because it begins to put America back on the right fiscal track,” he said.
During a press briefing Thursday, Pelosi criticized such thinking as inherently un-American. “Democrats — we want solutions, Republicans want sequestration,” Pelosi announced. “Some of them have even called it a ‘home run.’ That doesn’t sound like anybody on Team America if they think sequestration’s indiscriminate, mindless cuts across the board are a home run.”
As the Washington Examiner‘s Joel Gehrke points out, Rep. Pompeo graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point before serving “as a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army, leading troops as they patrolled the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin Wall.”
On what “team” would you say Pompeo is fighting?