U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) expressed approval of a post on Twitter today that referred to Secretary of State John Kerry as a "traitor." Pompeo is President-elect Donald Trump‘s pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. He has since unliked the tweet.
Pompeo also liked a tweet that said that Kerry -- a veteran of the Vietnam war who served as a Navy lieutenant -- is "Vietnam’s worst export.”
The tweets came after Kerry spoke at the Department of State to defend the Obama Administration's decision to abstain from a key vote in the United Nations Security Council that designated Israel's settlements on the West Bank of the Jordan River as illegal, according to international law.
Pompeo's criticisms of America's top diplomat have long been quite sharp. In May, Pompeo tweeted that Kerry should “stop acting as lead marketer for the Ayatollah [of Iran].” The remark came after Kerry successfully negotiated a deal with the Islamic Republic that freed up Iranian assets that had been frozen ever since the 1979 that brought the terrorist anti-American regime to power.
Pompeo also liked a tweet by journalist Glenn Greenwald that took fellow reporters to task for trusting sources in the CIA.
No stranger to controversy, the Kansas Republican said in October that the Benghazi disaster, which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton oversaw, was "worse than Watergate."