Former Secretary of State

is launching a political group dedicated to helping Republicans in next year's midterm elections. 

Pompeo

his plans to Politico this week, saying stymying

's agenda and regaining control of the House and Senate should be the top priorities for the GOP. 

“It is unambiguously clear to me that if we don’t get it right in the next 16 or 17 months, what will happen over these next four years will make it incredibly difficult for whoever is elected president in 2024. So that is my singular focus,” Pompeo said.

The former senator from Kansas said he told congressional leaders in both parties before starting the political action committee, which he is calling the Champion American Values PAC. 

Pompeo, a loyalist to former

, is widely expected to consider a bid for the White House in 2024. He has trips planned to California and Iowa in the coming months to participate in conservative fundraisers and speaking engagements. 

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