The move would force Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to take the time-consuming procedural steps necessary to put forward several non-controversial candidates. And with less time, this could be enough to indefinitely delay any nominees, who would normally be quickly confirmed by voice vote.
Speaking earlier Tuesday on the Senate floor, Hawley also called for President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, to resign, arguing that “the failure of these individuals, the failure of this administration, has cost Americans their lives.” Lost and left American citizens. Enemies.”
“There has to be accountability and then there must be a fresh start,” he said.
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez mocked Hawley’s plans on Tuesday, accusing his fellow senator of endangering US national security.
“It would undermine American national security and its interests,” said Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat. “That would be a great idea from Sen. Hawley.”
“I worry that hundreds of American citizens were left behind enemy lines and are still there. And I worry that the President of the United States said it was an extraordinary success … I’m about another example in American I can’t think of history when a commander-in-chief has celebrated that kind of devastation as a success,” the senator said. “He should resign.”
The Senate on Monday confirmed three State Department candidates: Donald Lu for Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, Brett Holmgren for Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, and Brian Nichols for Assistant Secretary of the Western Hemisphere.
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