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Trump says Pompeo not leaving Cabinet for Senate race

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump says secretary of state Mike Pompeo is "absolutely not leaving" the Cabinet even as most sensible Republicans make a pitch for him to run for the Senate in Kansas.

Pompeo served 4 terms within the House and was Trump's CIA director sooner than moving to the State Department.

The determination via longtime Republican Sen. Pat Roberts to retire has brought about an effort via other GOP senators to recruit Pompeo for 2020. He's stated that push has integrated a call from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Trump tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that McConnell could have spoken to Pompeo however "I asked him the question the other day. He says he's absolutely not leaving. I don't think he'd do that. And he doesn't want to be lame duck."

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