‘Baseless and Bizarre Conspiracy Theories’: White House Accuses GOP Senator of ‘Cheapening’ Senate Hearing on Afghan Withdrawal

The White House pushed back on Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), who, during Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, accused the White House of cutting off the audio of President Joe Biden speaking.

“Senator Risch is cheapening this hearing by peddling baseless and bizarre conspiracy theories. Sec. Blinken and the administration will continue to engage in good faith with Congress in hopes of having a serious conversation,” said White House Rapid Response Director Mike Gwin as tweeted by Bloomberg News White House reporter Jennifer Epstein.

WH’s @MGwin46: “Senator Risch is cheapening this hearing by peddling baseless and bizarre conspiracy theories. Sec. Blinken and the administration will
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