Pompeo hopes for imminent end to US govt shutdown

Pompeo hopes for imminent end to US govt shutdownUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes for an imminent end to the longest government shutdown in American history, he said Sunday during a whistle-stop Middle East tour. “I hope it ends tomorrow,” Pompeo said to applause as he addressed US diplomats in Doha, the latest stop on his eight-day regional tour. The partial US government shutdown entered its 23rd day on Sunday and has seen 800,000 federal employees go without wages being paid — including embassy staff.



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