‘Leaders Take Responsibility for Their Failures’: Hawley Threatens to Block Biden Nominees Until Blinken, Austin, Sullivan Resign

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) on Tuesday slammed the President Joe Biden and his own administration over the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and vowed to block nominees for the State and Defense Departments until Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan resign over the withdrawal.

“We hold responsible those who bear the blame for the failure of the last month and all the months that proceeded it,” said Hawley in a speech on the Senate floor.

“For 20 years, our soldiers who fought in Afghanistan did what we sent them there to do. They went after Al Qaeda, killed Osama bin Laden and prevented terrorists from using Afghanistan as a base for attacking
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