CABINET/CIA/MIKE POMPEO: "Kamala Harris, the junior senator from California and a new member of the body, spoke toward the end. She asked Pompeo about climate change, which intelligence agencies have recognized as a security threat. But, judging from his expression, Pompeo, who has scoffed at the crisis in past statements, didn’t quite grasp her point. He said that he 'would prefer not to get into the details of climate debate and science.' A little later, in a follow-up, Harris explained that she had asked about climate change in part because it would be good to know if Pompeo would put aside partisanship when agencies like [NASA] gave him information—about anything—that he didn’t like. Pompeo said that he would listen to those agencies."

 – “MIKE POMPEO AND THE QUESTION OF TORTURE,” The New Yorker, Jan 12, 2017, Amy Davidson, 1/12/2017

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