Friday afternoon, Mike Pompeo launched an announcement that he won’t run for President in 2024.
The discharge shares:
Susan and I’ve concluded, after a lot consideration and prayer, that I can’t current myself as a candidate to change into President of the US within the 2024 election.
It’s the easiest, and most correct, to say that this resolution is private. The time will not be proper for me and my household. At every stage of my public service- as a soldier, as a member of the U.S. Home of Representatives, after which as Director the Central Intelligence Company and as your Secretary of State- I’ve been blessed to have the chance to advance America in a manner that match the time and the second. This isn’t that point or that second for me to hunt elected workplace once more.
I can’t inform you how heartwarming and humbling it has been when strangers have informed me they pray that I run to defend our nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage, our households and our nation as probably the most distinctive within the historical past of civilization. I’ve additionally hear those that’ve informed me “you’d be loopy to run.” To the staff that’s been working alongside me to organize for a marketing campaign, thanks. Your work gave me the time and house to noticeably think about searching for the Presidency and an actual probability to earn the votes of Individuals and to have had the possibility to win.
For now, Susan and I’ve concluded that we are able to finest serve within the roles we’ve been in before- as dad and mom, Sunday college academics, neighborhood leaders, and enterprise leaders. There stays a lot to do and the conservative is worthy. This nation has given me greater than I deserve- unimaginable alternatives. My obligation to return that blessing to others stays and with His assist I’ll fulfill that obligation.
To these of you who’ve been praying alongside Susan and me for discernment and knowledge, thanks. Don’t cease praying- not just for Susan, Nick, Rachael, and me, however for America to stay as a beacon to these searching for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
To these of you this announcement disappoints, my apologies. And to these of your this thrills, know that I’m 59 years-old. There stay many extra alternatives for which the timing may be extra becoming as presidential management turns into much more needed.
Susan and I’ve concluded, after a lot consideration and prayer, that I can’t current myself as a candidate to change into President of the US within the 2024 election. pic.twitter.com/hxujBzGgkI
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) April 14, 2023