Pelosi calls Pompeo's convention address from Jerusalem 'appalling'

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Trump signs largely symbolic pre-existing conditions order amid lawsuit MORE (D-Calif.) called Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPutin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump previews SCOTUS nominee as 'totally brilliant' Pompeo accused of stumping for Trump ahead of election MORE’s Republican National Convention address from Jerusalem “appalling” on Tuesday. 

The House Speaker told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that Pompeo’s convention speech, which was pre-recorded in Israel during official diplomatic travel, violated State Department rules for employees not to participate in partisan activities. 

“Now he's doing just that thing, and then, of course, really sadly, discoloring our bipartisanship in terms of our support for Israel, which has always been bipartisan, and we always want it to be,” she said. 

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“The image is something that's going to say, look at us, we're here in Israel making a speech to the Republican National Convention, violating our values in terms of the bipartisanship and our support for Israel, violating in many ways what he told his own employees,” she added. 

Pelosi also took a shot at first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump faces backlash after not committing to peaceful transition of power FBI director casts doubt on concerns over mail-in voting fraud Trump: 'We could hardly hear' boos, chanting at Supreme Court MORE for holding her convention address at the Rose Garden, calling it “ridiculous.”

Melania Trump and Pompeo are both slated to speak Tuesday, the second night of the Republican convention. 

The secretary of State is on a four-country tour this week to further the Trump administration’s advancements in improving relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.   

Pelosi is not the only person to bash Pompeo for the location of his convention address. Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Fox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio MORE’s campaign said the speech is an “abuse of taxpayer dollars” and “undermines the critical work being done by the State Department.”

Critics accuse Pompeo of violating the Hatch Act, which forbids federal officials from participating in partisan events while on duty.

A State Department spokesperson told The Hill on Monday that no department resources would be directed toward Pompeo’s address and no staff have been involved in preparing for the speech.