GOP Senator Blasts Blinken: ‘We Need To Know Who’s In Charge,’ Calls Administration A ‘Puppeteer Act’

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On Tuesday, Republican Senator James Risch of Idaho asserted that somebody other than President Joe Biden is “calling the shots” at the White House.

As reported by Fox News, “Risch made the comments during Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about the U. S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.”

The senator also said the withdrawal of U. S. forces from Afghanistan was a “dismal failure.”

Risch referred to a situation from the day prior when the White House appeared to cut off the feed of Biden at an event once the president started asking questions.

As reported by Fox News, “During Monday’s visit to Boise, Idaho, Biden received a briefing about the ongoing wildfires that have plagued several states out west. While Biden spoke for much of the briefing, at one point he said he wanted to hear more from George Geissler of the National Association of State Foresters.”

“One of the things that I’ve been working on with some others is —” Biden said before the feed was cut and replaced with a full-screen graphic that said, “Thank You For Joining.”

Risch seemed to address the previous circumstance in his remarks.

”One of the things we need to get to the bottom to is who is responsible for this? Who made the decisions?” Risch said. “[Biden] can’t even speak without someone in the White House censoring it or signing off on it.”

During Tuesday’s hearing, Risch said, “This is a puppeteer act, if you would, and we need to know who’s in charge and who is makin... (Read more)

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