Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday morning on the Biden administration’s withdrawal of U-S troops from Afghanistan.
Tennessee Republican Senator Bill Hagerty pressed Secretary Blinken on multiple issues including asking the Secretary if he would resign. Blinken replied that he is not resigning.
Hagerty also called for more accountability in the State Department for the Afghanistan withdraw that has received bipartisan backlash.
“My constituents expect accountability as well,” said Hargerty. “Particularly the veterans in Tennessee and across the nation that have served as well. They are absolutely heart-broken about what’s going on. We’ve now armed terrorists at a level that I never expected.”
Hagerty also went on to say that American allies are the ones paying the brunt of the price of the withdrawal.
“Our allies are more proximate to this threat than we are,” stated Senator Hagerty. “They could not have been more frustrated with me when I spoke to them. They are concerned that we are seeing threat levels that we’ve never seen before and we’ve got to find a way to work together with them to address that.”