The tweets are clearly meant to position him as the next Republican president, while paying homage to President Donald Trump. Mary Ann Glendon, an anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion author and professor whom he would choose one year later to head his “Commission on Unalienable Rights.” That commission, he promised, would take a “fresh look” at human rights through the lens of “natural law.” Pompeo, a far right religious extremist who "talks about the rapture," The New York Times has reported, and says the Bible informs everything he does, sees "natural law" as an opportunity to attack LGBTQ people and issues like abortion. Pompeo here effectively is saying being anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion is part of America's "noble founding."
We’re so much safer today than four years ago. Over the coming days, I’m going to lay out the mission set, the huge wins, personal stories, and a lot more. Just me, Mike. pic.twitter.com/zTqEdBhfpz— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 1, 2021
To be clear, Pompeo is telegraphing what a Pompeo presidency would focus on by including this image of Glendon and his talk of "noble founding." He has long spoken about far right religious concepts, like the rapture, and claimed America is in a battle to advance Christianity. From The Times:
I've tied our foreign policy back to our noble founding. pic.twitter.com/9cnUzBv66Y— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 1, 2021
Mr. Pompeo talks about the rapture. “We will continue to fight these battles,” he said at a “God and Country Rally” in 2015, because there is a “never-ending struggle” until “the rapture.”
“Be part of it,” he said at the meeting, at the Summit church in Wichita, Kan. “Be in the fight.”At a speech in Cairo, Pompeo described himself as an "evangelical Christian" and said: “In my office, I keep a Bible open on my desk to remind me of God and his word, and the truth.”
Observers found it remarkable that Mr. Pompeo would open a speech in a majority-Muslim country by highlighting his Christianity. And some critics have pointed out that Mr. Pompeo, before becoming secretary, made us-versus-them statements about Christians and Muslims while talking about terrorism and war.Pompeo appears to be continuing his tweets, but for now the last two highlight what he calls his "swagger."
Related: Hundreds of Orgs, Political and Religious Leaders Demand Pompeo Abolish His Anti-LGBTQ ‘Commission on Unalienable Rights’
Pretty bold to use taxpayer dollars to host dinners in the State Dept, during a pandemic, & now his official Sec'y of State Twitter account to launch his post-Trump political career. How must Mike Pence feel? https://t.co/Ahk5jCtITU— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 1, 2021