We’d imagine NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly was cackling with delight as she typed out her exceptional 77-word retort to Secretary of State’s Mike Pompeo’s dismissive remark about the results of the U.S. presidential election.
On Tuesday, a reporter asked America’s top diplomat if the State Department is prepared to engage with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, and if not, could that pose a threat to national security.
In response to the question, Pompeo smirked and said:
“There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”
Back in January ― or about a thousand years ago in quarantine time ― NPR reported that Pompeo subjected Kelly to a profanity-laden rant after he abruptly ended an interview with the “All Things Considered” co-host because she pressed him to answer a question about Ukraine and former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.
During their intense and private conversation, Kelly said that at one point, Pompeo asked her to find Ukraine on a map, which she did.
So, when Pompeo’s remarks about President Donald Trump staying in office ― despite the clear election results ― made headlines on Tuesday, Kelly took to Twitter to deliver one hell of a burn.
“Might Pompeo point us to a state on the map where there’s evidence of widespread voter fraud?”