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 PompeoPompeo explodes at NPR reporter, asks if she could find Ukraine on a map Huawei endangers Western values The Hill's 12:30 Report: Democrats turn to obstruction charge 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 worry Trump team will cherry-pick withheld documents during defense What to watch for on day 4 of the Senate impeachment trial GOP cries boredom in attack on impeachment case 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.