May 5—WICHITA —
Pompeo is scheduled to accept an award Wednesday night in downtown
The trip follows a similar banquet Tuesday night near
The former Secretary of State, CIA director and congressman has opted to stay in
Since January, Pompeo has stayed in the spotlight, often criticizing the Biden administration and recently joining
An inspector general investigation released two weeks ago found
A spokesman for Pompeo declined to comment for this story.
"Secretary Pompeo will not be made available for any inquiries or questions from media," Underwood said, adding that the group is "excited and honored" that Pompeo chose to come back to
"It's a banquet to support KFL and the work we do, and it's also an opportunity to honor Secretary Pompeo and his work as Secretary of State, specifically his support of women worldwide and his work in human rights," Underwood said.
Kansans for Life offered different levels of sponsorship and sold individual tickets at
Money for the banquet goes to Kansans for Life, not Pompeo, she said.
"Secretary Pompeo has been a stalwart defender of human rights on the international stage and he believes that the current threat of an unlimited abortion industry in
Pompeo's visit is expected to help the rally the state's anti-abortion base ahead of a 2022 vote on whether abortion rights should be included in the Kansas Constitution, Underwood said.
The legislature moved to place the "Value Them Both" amendment on the
The Kansans for Life banquet also gives Pompeo face time with an influential political group as he flirts with a presidential run in 2024. Pompeo has already visited
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