Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s comments where she asserted that “slavery intertwined white supremacy in our founding documents.” Pompeo argued that her comments are “repudiatory” and should disqualify her from representing American interests worldwide.
Last week, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield publicly criticized the U.S. Constitution for having an alleged “white supremacist” basis.
The ambassador’s remarks drew the ire of Pompeo, who was quick to criticize them and warned that a U.S. representative in the world should never express “anti-American” sentiments.
Being interviewed by the radio program “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM-NY, Pompeo said, “America is a noble place, I heard our ambassador to the United Nations this week talk about our founding as fundamentally corrupt and flawed and not noble and good. I couldn’t disagree more.”
“Quite frankly, I think it’s disqualifying to have a U.N. ambassador who expresses a moral relativism and doesn’t understand the exceptional nature of the country in which we all live,” Pompeo told host John Catsimatidis.
Last week, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield suggested to the U.N. Human Rights Council that slavery in American history gave rise to white supremacy in the founding document structures. At the same time, the Biden administration is pressing the body to readmit the United States.
“I have seen for myself how the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles. But I also shared these stories to offer up an insight, a simple truth I’ve learned over the years: Racism is not the problem of the person who experiences it,” she said in comments directed to the U.N. Human Rights Council.
In response to the comments, Pompeo was blunt in stating that if Greenfield truly believes what she said, she should step down and make room for someone who believes in the greatness of the United States.
Pompeo further highlighted the history of the United States, which, thanks to its founding fathers and founding charters, has developed into a great nation that today is chosen by millions of people worldwide who are looking to leave their places to seek a better future.
“You see people who want to immigrate here,” Pompeo said. “You see people attracted to this shining city on the hill. For our U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to denigrate the founding principles of the United States and America, the way she did this week is truly reprehensible and, in my opinion, she really should resign and allow someone who believes in the greatness of America to take her place.”
The narrative that the ambassador is trying to communicate is precisely the one that America’s leftist enemies, who have penetrated American society itself through organizations such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM), to give an example, seek to impose.
Any action that seeks to tarnish America’s image must be rejected, particularly as our enemies attempt to push that narrative, Pompeo continued.
“The greatest threat over time to the United States of America remains the control of the authoritarian Marxists in China, the Chinese Communist Party,” the former secretary of state said. “It impacts us in so many ways. They are engaged in an information campaign against us here at home. They’re trying to undermine our democracy.”
Feeding an anti-American narrative is the role being played by the dictator in charge of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping, Pompeo emphasized.