Pompeo Accuses Migrant Caravan of Inciting Political Violence
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has upped the Trump administration's attacks on the caravan of Central American migrants making its way to the United States, accusing them of inciting political violence—but failed to offer any examples of violence caused by the group. Mexican civil protection authorities said Sunday that about 7,000 people, most of them from Honduras, had set out from an area near the Mexican-Guatemalan border. Trump has threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border if the caravan isn't stopped by Mexican authorities. On Sunday night, Pompeo, who met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, said: “We also are deeply concerned by the violence provoked by some members of the group, as well as the apparent political motivation of some organizers of the caravan.” It's unclear what violence Pompeo was referencing.