Menendez Goes Off When Pompeo Says He’s Being Political: If Obama Did What Trump Did in Helsinki…
Sec. Pompeo: "I saw the glee on your side- walking away, trying to make a political point from that"
Sen. Menendez: "You want to talk about politics? If President Obama did what President Trump did in Helsinki, I'd be peeling you off the Capitol ceiling" https://t.co/WXPGdTEbiR pic.twitter.com/EklIAAEHt1
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 25, 2018
Senator Bob Menendez got heated with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier today during today’s Senate hearing, but they had a second spat a few hours later.
Menendez was the latest senator to bring up President Donald Trump‘s public statements being at odds with administration policy.
Pompeo responded and said at one point, “I saw the glee on your side walking away, trying to make a political point from that. That’s silliness.”
He told Menendez he’s got a “political soliloquy,” to which Menendez shot back that he’s “demeaning” some of the senators for their questions about the Helsinki summit.
“Don’t talk to me about politics. You want to talk about politics? If President Obama did what President Trump did in Helsinki, I’d be peeling you off the Capitol ceiling? Please.”
Watch above, via NBC News.
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