Wichita The Kansas congressman whose district includes Boeing's soon-to-close defense plant is promising to keep pressure on the company to bring new jobs to the state.
Freshman Republican Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called Boeing's announcement that the plant would close a confession that it wouldn't honor previous commitments.
Pompeo said he's mystified over why, in his words, the company would squander 80 years of goodwill in the Wichita community.
Kansas officials are upset because they put pressure on the Air Force in recent years to reverse a decision to give a $35 billion contract to build a new refueling tanker a competing consortium. Boeing eventually landed the contract, and Pompeo says the state was promised new jobs.