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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Backs Tony Blinken for Secretary of State

HeadlineJan 26, 2021

The Senate is also expected to confirm Tony Blinken to be secretary of state today, after he received the support of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday. During his confirmation hearing, Blinken backed the Trump administration’s hard-line approach on China and Venezuela, including recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s president.

Blinken also said the U.S. would move to end its support of the Saudi-led war in Yemen. During the Obama administration, Blinken traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2015 to expedite weapons deliveries shortly after Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen began.

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