Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) declined to say Wednesday morning whether he has ruled out mounting a primary challenge against Republican Sen. Jerry Moran, adding that he would make his decision in a matter of days.
The Kansas Republican, speaking on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, played coy when asked whether he planned to run against Moran, after the Kansas senator reversed his position late last week on whether Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland should receive a hearing and a vote. While he had previously been quoted as telling constituents that the “process should go forward” and that he has a “job to do,” Moran reversed that position late last week.
“Hugh, you’ve known me long enough to know I’m going to always try to find the right place to serve Kansas and America,” Pompeo said. “We’re trying to figure out exactly where that is. And in the next days or maybe a week or so, we’ll figure that out. You’ll be right among the first to know.”
Hewitt responded, “So that’s still an open possibility?”
“Hugh, it’s a great day in Kansas,” Pompeo responded.
Pompeo Hints at Primary Challenge to Moran