Rep. Pompeo sets himself apart from Mr. Tiahrt in today’s forum
Mr. Tiahrt defends his government votes for earmarks
WICHITA—Today, Rep. Mike Pompeo and Todd Tiahrt faced off for the first time during a forum hosted by the Wichita Crime Commission at Scotch & Sirloin restaurant in Wichita.
Rep. Pompeo presented his positive, truthful vision for the future of Kansas. He knows that Kansans should be able to make decisions for themselves, as opposed to decisions made about Kansas money by bureaucrats in Washington.
“Earmarks are the gateway drug to corruption,” Rep. Pompeo said. “There’s a third option [besides letting the President or Congress control your money]—it’s leaving the money at home in the first place.”
Jim Richardson, the Pompeo for Congress campaign manager, was pleased with how the forum went.
“It reinforces that Mike is the true fiscal conservative that believes deeply in free-market principles, which are essential to our prosperity and freedom,” Richardson said. “Mike Pompeo believes in Kansans, not in Washington, D.C.”
Rep. Pompeo also asserted his belief in a strong national security. He discussed his work with the NSA and the Pompeo Amendment, the legislation he passed that protects American citizens’ phone calls and e-mails.
“I don’t play politics with your family’s safety and the safety of America,” Rep. Pompeo said. “This world is a dangerous place, and the men and women at the NSA – almost half of who are uniformed military personnel – are an important part of that effort to keep everyone here in Kansas safe.”
As part of his closing statement, Rep. Pompeo said, “I’m on a mission in Washington, D.C., to reduce the size and scope of the government. I want to get this done, and then I can’t wait to get back in to the private sector—the real world.”
Mike Pompeo is a longtime job creator in Kansas, having grown companies in the aviation and oil and gas industries. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Pompeo was elected to the United States Congress in his first political campaign in 2010. He and his wife, Susan, live in Wichita.
Mike has already been endorsed by the National Rifle Association, Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansans for Life, the National Right to Life Committee, Family Research Council Action PAC, Club for Growth PAC, FreedomWorks, Tea Party Nation, the US. Chamber of Commerce, Governor Huckabee, Governor Brownback, Senator Moran, and Senator Roberts. He also has been recognized as a leading conservative voice by Americans for Prosperity, the American Conservative Union, National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, Heritage Action, Americans for Tax Reform, and Family Research Council.