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Sen. James Risch, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, demanded Tuesday to know who is in fact “calling the shots” at the White House, claiming that the current administration is a “puppeteer act” in which someone aside from President Biden is making the decisions.
The Idaho senator launched into an aggressive stream of questions during the committee’s questioning of Secretary of State Antony Blinked on the subject of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Calling the botched withdrawal a “dismal failure,” Risch proceeded to say, “One of the things we need to get to the bottom of is who is response for this? Who made the decisions? [Biden] can’t even speak without someone in the White House censoring or signing off on it.”
The senator made reference to an incident last week in which Biden was abruptly cut off during a wildfire briefing just as he was preparing to ask an unscripted question to one of the state foresters. more