Letter to Senators Pompeo Nomination

April 11, 2018

On behalf of Amnesty International USA (“AIUSA”) and our more than one million members nationwide, we hereby submit this statement for the hearing record. The President’s nominee, Michael Pompeo, to be the next Secretary of State has raised concern, at home and abroad, about the administration’s commitment, or lack thereof, to human rights. This Committee is taking up the Pompeo nomination at a time when the world is facing a growing threat of thermonuclear war, an unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have fled their homes in search of humanitarian protection, and journalists and human rights defenders are being jailed and killed by oppressive governments. AIUSA urges this Committee to thoroughly probe Pompeo’s human rights record…