“Secretary Pompeo is joining the ACLJ as of today and will be appearing regularly on our daily radio and streaming program,” Executive Director Jordan Sekulow said. “Secretary Pompeo brings unique and unparalleled experience in foreign policy, diplomacy and leadership to his role with the ACLJ.”
Pompeo praised the ACLJ’s work, saying in a statement, “There’s no other organization that can replace it. The ACLJ occupies a very special space. There are lots of other places that do lots of important work for America, but the ACLJ has taken up a lane which is irreplaceable. It fights every day and always, whether that’s in litigation or in the communication space or just laying down good policies for the United States that preserve, promote and protect American democracy and protect human life, that have a fundamental understanding about the dignity of every human being. There’s no organization that can replace it, and the work that the ACLJ does matters.”
After graduating first in his class at the U.S. Military Academy, Pompeo served as a U.S. Army tank platoon leader and then cavalry officer and squadron maintenance officer in West Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. After retiring from active duty at the rank of captain, Pompeo graduated from Harvard Law School, having been an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Harvard Law Review. He then worked as a lawyer in a Washington, D.C., firm and also served for more than a decade as CEO of an aerospace company he cofounded before running for Congress.
“Secretary Pompeo has been appearing with the ACLJ for nearly ten years, from his early days as a freshman Congressman,” Sekulow said. “He will be an incredible asset to our team and we’re delighted to have him on board.”
“With the changes that are taking place in this new administration, changes that will be inconsistent with the values that the people of the ACLJ community care about so deeply, this organization is needed,” Pompeo added. “The ACLJ today is needed now more than ever, and that’s why I am so thrilled to be a small part of this really important organization.”
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice