Pompeo not ruling out 2024 White House bid

Former Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoRepublican lawmakers raise security, privacy concerns over Huawei cloud services WashPost fact-checker gives Pompeo four 'Pinocchios' for 'zombie' claim about Obama Iran deal Poll: Biden, Trump statistically tied in favorability MORE did not rule out a presidential bid in 2024, saying in a new interview that he’s “always up for a good fight.” 

Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityMichael Cohen: Trump bluffing about another White House bid 90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive The Memo: California recall exposes the limit of Trump's GOP MORE late Wednesday asked the former top diplomat whether he would consider entering the race if former President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE decides not to run again. 

“I’m always up for a good fight,” Pompeo said. “I care deeply about America. You and I have been a part of the conservative movement for an awfully long time now. I aim to keep at it.”


"I’ll take that as a strong maybe,” Hannity added, to which Pompeo replied: “That’s perfect.” 

Pompeo also lashed out at President BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE’s foreign policy priorities, accusing the new administration of taking on a “blame America first pattern.”

The former secretary of State warned that China presents “the most sustained threat to our fundamental way of life,” urging the administration to “take that threat most seriously."

"The American people deserve it and I know that they’re going to demand it," Pompeo told Hannity.

Earlier this week, Pompeo slammed the Biden administration’s release of a declassified report on Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, calling the move “reckless.”

“It was political. It was aimed at harming a relationship with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the use of intelligence in a way that, as a former CIA director, I would have never stood for," Pompeo told Fox News on Sunday. "So I regret that they chose to do this. It was a political stunt."