WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted several posts Wednesday on his official government account suggesting that President Donald Trump should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for promoting Arab-Israeli peace.
Pompeo’s suggestion comes as the House is set to vote later Wednesday on impeaching Trump, accusing him of rallying a violent mob of supporters to attack the Capitol last week. Five people died in the siege on the Capitol, and dozens were injured.
Trump and many of his allies have made no secret of their desire to see him honored with the Nobel Peace Prize, which is one of the world’s most distinguished awards.
Their campaign on his behalf has raised eyebrows because self-promotion for the prize is considered unseemly.
Pompeo tweeted a photoof Trump waving from a White House balcony with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior officials from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain and copied the Nobel committee.
cc: @NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/XtjW6ehEMt— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 13, 2021
The photo was taken in September last year when Israel normalized relations with the UAE and Bahrain under the so-called Abraham Accords, which were negotiated by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Since then Morocco and Sudan have also agreed to recognize Israel.
Other tweets from Pompeo Wednesday discussed the so-called "maximum pressure" campaign that the administration says lead to the Abraham Accords.
"The #MaximumPressure campaign didn’t just constrain the world’s leading terror regime. It gave Israel and its neighbors the confidence to forge ahead with a warm peace. #AbrahamAccords," Pompeo tweeted, with a photo of President Trump surrounded by allies in the Oval Office.
The #MaximumPressure campaign didn’t just constrain the world’s leading terror regime. It gave Israel and its neighbors the confidence to forge ahead with a warm peace. #AbrahamAccords pic.twitter.com/53bw7Q4X56— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 13, 2021