Pompeo launches personal Twitter account amid speculation over Senate run

Pompeo launches personal Twitter account amid speculation over Senate run

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoGOP rejects effort to compel documents on delayed Ukraine aid End impeachment's government shutdown The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clash over rules MORE on Saturday launched a personal Twitter account amid speculation that he will ultimately run for Senate in his home state of Kansas.

Pompeo, a former Army officer, started the account with a picture of a “Beat Navy” button, referencing the Army-Navy football game scheduled for Saturday afternoon. 


The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment if Pompeo will be traveling with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says US has coronavirus 'totally under control' Senate Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial Collins breaks with GOP on attempt to change impeachment rules resolution MORE to attend the game. The secretary attended last year’s Army-Navy matchup. 

Speculation has mounted that Pompeo, who represented Kansas in the House of Representatives before joining the Trump administration, would leave his post to run for Senate in the Sunflower State.

Pompeo has dismissed the speculation, but Trump said he could run if he thought Republicans were in jeopardy of losing the seat being vacated by retiring Kansas Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsSenate fails to get deal to speed up fight over impeachment rules Juan Williams: Counting the votes to remove Trump Senate GOP hopes to move new NAFTA deal before impeachment trial MORE.

"Mike would win easily in Kansas," the president said last month. "He came to me and said 'Look, I'd rather stay where I am,' but he loves Kansas, he loves the people of Kansas. If he thought there was a chance of losing that seat, I think he would do that and he would win in a landslide."