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Pompeo says Capitol riot have not turned U.S. into ‘banana republic’

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“The slander reveals a faulty understanding of banana republics and of democracy in America,” Pompeo tweeted in a thread Thursday evening. “In a banana republic, mob violence determines the exercise of power.  In the United States, law enforcement officials quash mob violence so that the people’s representatives can exercise power in accordance with the rule of law and constitutional government.”

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