The senator asked Pompeo to push the Afghan government and the Taliban to include Afghan women in peace talks. But he wouldn’t fully commit to doing so.
“Senator, there are lots of issues that we’re working our way through,” Pompeo told her during the exchange in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing last week.
“I understand that, but this is half of the population in the country,” Shaheen shot back.
“Yes, ma’am, and I hope they will make their voices heard,” Pompeo said.