The former secretary of state says ‘we’ll make those decisions another time’
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that he has not ruled out running for Republican presidential nominee in 2024 — even if his former boss, President Donald Trump, makes another White House bid that year.
During an interview with Fox Business’ “WSJ at Large,” host Gerard Baker asked Pompeo, “Are you seriously pondering a run in 2024 for the Republican nomination?”
“Just like every day, I’m going to go work for the set of policies that I’ve been working on all my life, including these last four years as CIA director and then secretary of state,” Pompeo replied.
“I think America first makes an awful lot of sense,” he continued. “We’ve got to do that here at home as well.”
Pompeo went on to say, “What happens electorally in ’22 matters an awful lot. I’m going to go work to help good conservative candidates be elected, and then we’ll consider whether 2024 is an opportunity for me to go back to elected office or not. I love the fight, Gerry.”
Baker then asked, “If President Trump runs again — and all indications are that he may — would you run against him?”
“That’s a long way off,” Pompeo responded, “I don’t think any of us have figured out what we’re doing 2024.” But the former secretary of state left the possibility open, adding, “We’ll make make those decisions another time.”