USA—Hawley Threatens To Delay Defense, State Nominees

Defense News | 09/16/2021

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has threatened to delay the Biden administration’s nominees for posts in the State Dept. and Pentagon over its handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, reports Defense News. In a floor speech on Tuesday, the senator said he would place a hold on every civilian nominee to State and DoD unless Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin resigned from their posts, reported CNN. The threat applies to nominees at the deputy secretary...
 

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