House Committee Prepares To Hold Blinken In Contempt Of Congress | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    The GOP-led House is moving ahead with plans to hold Secretary of State Antony Blinken in contempt of Congress in a dispute over documents related to the Biden administration's withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2021.

    Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) announced on Thursday his panel will consider a resolution that recommends the House find Blinken in contempt of Congress for his alleged refusal to comply with a subpoena issued in July. A markup session is scheduled to take place on March 7.

    "It has been nearly 14 months since we first requested these documents that are critical to our investigation in the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan," McCaul said in a statement. "The ball is in the secretary's court - if he wants to avoid being the first Secretary of State in history to be held in contempt of Congress, he can provide these documents."

    McCaul noted in a letter on Monday that his panel was ready to hold Blinken in contempt of Congress if the State Department did not provide requested documents, particularly interview notes used to draft the After-Action Review on the Afghanistan withdrawal, after "countless" accommodations.

    State Department spokesman Matthew Miller told reporters this week that the agency has provided thousands of pages of documents to the committee and made people available for transcribed interviews in recognition of the panel's "legitimate" oversight activities.

    But, Miller said, the department also has to contend with the Executive Branch's "legitimate" confidentiality rights. He emphasized on Thursday that the agency will be in contact with the Foreign Affairs Committee and "try" to reach a resolution before the mark-up session can take place next week.

    Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats said the State Department has engaged with the panel "in good faith" and called McCaul's threat to hold Blinken in contempt a "political stunt."


    The clash is one of multiple points of contention between the House and the Biden administration as President Joe Biden seeks re-election this year.

    Earlier this month, Republicans voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the border crisis. A Senate trial has yet to be scheduled.

    There is also a corruption-focused impeachment inquiry into Biden. And, on Thursday, GOP lawmakers grilled Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin over his secretive hospitalization following a procedure to treat prostate cancer.

26 days after the October 7th Terror attacks on Israel, where over 1400 Jewish men, women and children were gruesomely murdered, and hundreds more made hostage: Should the Biden /Harris administration finally state that the administration's primary Middle East negotiating partner, Iran, is behind the funding and strategy of the aggressors, the Hamas Terrorists, or continue to take the more moderate position of "Don't," which is clearly not working?
  Yes, name Iran as the funding /strategy culprit, and begin to enforce the President Trump era sanctions to END Iran's ability to prosecute this war against Israel and the United States.
  No, Iran is a valuable partner in the motives of the Biden / Harris administration, and must not be named as the culprit and our enemy.
  I have larger concerns just to survive in this economy.
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In the minds of many, since January 20, 2021, the World has become far less safe in every theater of conflict, beginning with the attack of Israel by Iran /Hamas, so the question becomes: What caused this Worldwide calamity of extreme geopolitical dysfunction, and what will correct it?
  Joe Biden is the cause of this frightening Worldwide situation, and it will end when a Republican is elected president.
  This delayed Worldwide dysfunction and constant conflict is all Donald Trump's fault, as it is with everything that occurs going forward, and long before the man ever became the 45th president..
  Joe Biden is the "root cause" of this frightening Worldwide situation, and it will end when former President Donald John Trump is elected president.
  In the imitable words of Alfred E. Newman: "What, me worry?"
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