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Pompeo on CIA Video: ‘We Valued Individuals Based On’ Talent and Skill Not ‘Race or Sexuality’

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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is criticizing a recruitment video released by the CIA featuring a woman discussing her “intersectional” identity.

Pompeo, a former CIA director, tweeted on Tuesday, “When I was Director of the CIA, we valued individuals based on their talent and skill, not their race or sexuality. I’ll never forget what one female analyst said to me: ‘Thank you for valuing me for my work. I want my abilities and achievements to define me, not my sexuality.'”

He continued, “The collection of incredibly talented patriots serving America at the CIA is what makes it the best spy agency in the world — and we must continue to recruit the best and brightest. We can’t afford to risk our national security to appease some liberal, woke agenda.”

The first-generation Latin American CIA agent said in the video, “I am a woman of color. I am a mom. I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise.”

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She explained she did not “sneak into CIA” and her employment “was not and is not the result of a fluke or slip through the cracks.”

The woman continued, “I earned my way in and I earned my way up the ranks of this organization.”

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The agent said she refuses to “internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also took to Twitter to react to the video, “If you’re a Chinese communist, or an Iranian Mullah, or Kim Jong Un…would this scare you? We’ve come a long way from Jason Bourne.”

He added, “Lefties made ‘Jason Bourne’ trend bc they think I don’t know he’s a fictional character. Next, these angry scolds are going to tell me Jack Ryan and James Bond aren’t real either…. My point is that CIA agents should be bad-asses—not woke, fragile flowers needing safe spaces.”

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