Senator Marshall Votes against Biden’s Secretary of State Pick

(Washington, D.C., January 26, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D., voted against Antony Blinken to be the U.S. Secretary of State. Following his vote, the Senator issued this statement:

“Mr. Blinken is weak on China, he’s weak on Iran, and he’s Biden’s right-hand man when it comes to rejoining the Paris Climate Accords – a deal which will kill jobs and raise the price of energy, hurting Kansans when many are struggling to stay on their feet,” said Senator Marshall. “As the champion for rejoining the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal, Blinken’s repeat Obama-era efforts will give Iran a free pass at developing their ballistic missile program, spreading state-sponsored terrorism across the Middle East, and threatening our number one ally, Israel. We simply can’t afford another soft-on-China official in the Biden administration, particularly at a time when we should be holding China’s feet to the fire with regard to their lies and cover ups of the Coronavirus, intellectual property theft, and trade with the U.S. that impacts Kansas agriculture and jobs. The hallmark of the Obama Administration was to lead from behind when it comes to foreign policy – with re-tread nominees like Mr. Blinken, President Biden is already reverting back to his copy-paste days.”