Pompeo expected to visit Kansas on Thursday

Pompeo expected to visit Kansas on Thursday
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Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoIran lays foundation for second nuclear plant: report Pompeo knocks Iran's treatment of UN nuclear inspector Reagan statue unveiled near site where he called for Gorbachev to 'tear down' Berlin Wall MORE is expected to visit Kansas on Thursday, in what would be his fourth visit to his home state this year.

Pompeo, who some Republicans hope will run for retiring Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsEleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid Pressure builds on Pompeo as impeachment inquiry charges ahead GOP lawmakers fear Trump becoming too consumed by impeachment fight MORE's (R-Kansas) seat next year, plans to attend a roundtable discussion for the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the federal government about skills-based education, The Wichita Eagle reported.

Rep. Ron EstesRonald (Ron) Gene EstesPompeo expected to visit Kansas on Thursday Congress must enact greater taxpayer protections Democrat Raul Ruiz challenged by Republican with the same name in California race MORE (R-Kan.) confirmed to the Eagle that the former Kansas congressman would be in attendance.

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A State Department official told the Eagle there was no travel to announce “at this time.”

Pompeo has not firmly said whether he will run for the Senate, saying he will continue in his present role as long as the president wants him.

The House impeachment inquiry has drawn testimony from a number of officials in Pompeo's department as Democrats investigate Trump's policies and actions with regard to Ukraine. 

Democrats are focused on whether Trump withheld aide to Ukraine to get that country's government to conduct politically motivated investigations that might have helped Trump.