Sen. Hawley vows to delay confirmation process for Biden State Dept., DOD nominees until Blinken, Austin resign

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 5:24 PM PT – Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called on a number of top Biden administration officials to step down over the Afghanistan withdrawal. In a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Hawley urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan to resign.

Hawley pledged to oppose unanimous consent for any State Department and Pentagon nominee until the officials stepped down, which would lengthen the confirmation process for several Biden picks. The Republican also called on Joe Biden himself to step down over his handling of the Afghanistan withdraw.

“He has dishonored this country with his shameful leadership in this crisis and it is time to for him to resign,” he asserted. “If he had the responsibility of leadership, he would resign for the crisis that he has himself led this nation into and the responsibility he bares for the lives that have been lost.”

Hawley went on to point out American citizens are still trapped in Afghanistan by emphasizing they have been “left to the enemy.”

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