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Pompeo to speak in South Carolina on Veterans Day

Pompeo to speak in South Carolina on Veterans Day

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoUS to temporarily withdraw some embassy personnel in Baghdad: report Pompeo to host indoor holiday parties at State Department despite warning to employees to hold some missions virtually The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Capital One — Pressure builds as UK approves COVID-19 vaccine MORE will give a speech to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets at The Citadel on Monday in honor of Veterans Day.

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However, the Kansas City Star reports that Pompeo, a graduate of West Point and a potential 2020 Senate candidate in his home state of Kansas, will also be meeting with several important GOP lawmakers from the Palmetto State.

Sources told the paper that Pompeo will sit down with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) to thank him for his support of Gen. Robert Caslen, a classmate of Pompeo’s who is slated to be the next president of the University of South Carolina.

Additionally, state party Chairman Drew McKissick will attend a lunch held in Pompeo's honor following his speech at The Citadel.

Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottDemocrats lead in diversity in new Congress despite GOP gains The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Capital One - Pfizer unveils detailed analysis of COVID-19 vaccine & next steps GOP senators congratulate Harris on Senate floor MORE (R-S.C.), who entered the House in 2010 with Pompeo and maintains a close friendship with the secretary of State, is also scheduled to meet with Pompeo over the weekend.

Pompeo has repeatedly publicly downplayed his interest in running for Senate, but his multiple trips to Kansas this year have raised eyebrows.