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House chairman: Pompeo not complying with impeachment inquiry

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelState Department sets up new bureau for cybersecurity and emerging technologies How Congress dismissed women's empowerment 2020: A year in photos MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoOn The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits Treasury imposes additional sanctions on Cuba over allegations of 'serious human rights abuse' MORE is not complying with the House’s impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE.

“He’s not complying with the inquiry so far,” Engel said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” when asked by host Margaret Brennan about Pompeo’s accusation that House Democrats are “harassing” State Department personnel.

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“There are discussions that are ongoing, and we’re hoping that he will comply, although it’s kind of laughable, you know, since the administration's and Trump has been president, we have been getting numerous complaints from people who work at the State Department about all kinds of harassment by this administration where people were summarily let go or fired because they were deemed to be the wrong political persuasion or the wrong ethnic persuasion.”

In light of these complaints, Engel said he found it “really laughable that the secretary of State suddenly has this great concern for the State Department.”

Echoing other Democratic lawmakers, including House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesUS Chamber of Commerce to stop supporting some lawmakers following the Capitol riots Lawmakers mount pressure on Trump to leave office Sunday shows - Capitol siege, Trump future dominate MORE (D-N.Y.), Engel also said there was “no reason to” hold a full House vote on impeachment.

"There’s no rule that says you have to do it. It’s perfectly all right the way it is," Engel told Brennan. Asked whether such a vote would be necessary to demonstrate a unified front, Engel suggested the idea was being brought up by Republicans who are "throwing things into the mix to say, 'Well, the Democrats should do this. The Democrats should do that.'"

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