US Election 2020: Mike Pompeo’s RNC speech to be investigated by House panel

Top Democrats have criticized US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to address the RNC (Republican National Convention) from Jerusalem, arguing it is “highly unusual, and likely unprecedented” for a sitting Secretary of State to deliver remarks at a partisan convention for either of the political parties.

Top Democrats have criticized US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to address the RNC (Republican National Convention) from Jerusalem, arguing it is “highly unusual, and likely unprecedented” for a sitting Secretary of State to deliver remarks at a partisan convention for either of the political parties.

Meanwhile, a House Democrat has opened an investigation into this matter as well.

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Mr. Joaquin Castro, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, said the “American people deserve a full investigation.”

However, the State Department has said that Pompeo addressed the convention in his personal capacity and no department resources were used for preparing or delivering the remarks.