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Biden’s Pick for Secretary of State Has Corrupt and Shady Past

Biden left no time finding someone with a shady past to head up his foreign policy as Secretary of State.

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s reported pick for secretary of state, longtime adviser Antony Blinken, once slammed President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy as xenophobic and isolationist and previously advised Biden to vote for the Iraq War.

What are the details?

Blinken, a career foreign policy official who served as Biden’s national security adviser and later deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration, is expected to bring a much more globalist perspective to the State Department.

He will reportedly lead efforts to reverse course on several of President Trump’s initiatives and re-involve the United States in international agreements such as the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal, noted Bloomberg, the first outlet to report the news.

That the potential new secretary of state will distance himself from Trump’s policies is no surprise, as he has been a leading critic of trump’s “America First” foreign policy.

In a 2019 op-ed that he co-authored, Blinken castigated the principle as “only making the world worse” as it confronts an increasingly dangerous world of populists and demagogues, democracy under siege, mass migration, and global warming.

“Doubling down on ‘America First,’ with its mix of nationalism, unilateralism and xenophobia, would only exacerbate these problems,” Blinken wrote, frequently suggesting that the U.S. should embrace a strategy with more global cooperation, not less. He referred to his counter-strategy as “responsible global engagement.”

“Successive administrations have underfunded and undervalued our diplomacy, none more dangerously than the present one,” he said.

What else?

Blinken has also come under fire for his support of America’s entrance into the Iraq War since news broke that he was Biden’s pick for top diplomat.

According to the Nation, Blinken served as Biden’s top aide in 2002 when the former senator voted in favor of a resolution authorizing the use of force in Iraq.

President Trump made his opposition to involvement in Iraq a major theme of his successful 2016 campaign and, in 2020, hammered Biden for supporting the war.

Anything else?

Blinken was a staunch proponent of U.S. involvement in Egypt, Iraq, Syria, and Libya during the Obama administration and, according to the New York Times, helped craft the American response in those countries with “mixed results.”

During a May interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Blinken himself admitted that the Obama administration “failed” in Syria.

“The last administration has to acknowledge that we failed, not for want of trying, but we failed,” Blinken plainly assessed. “We failed to prevent a horrific loss of life. We failed to prevent massive displacement of people internally in Syria and, of course, externally as refugees. And it’s something that I will take with me for the rest of my days.”

“What happened, unfortunately, since then is that a horrific situation was made arguably even worse,” he continued. “And to the extent the United States had any remaining leverage in Syria to try to effectuate some more positive outcome. Unfortunately, the Trump administration has more or less turned that up to pulling out entirely in Syria has taken away significant leverage.”


Sources: The Blaze: Biden’s pick for secretary of state blasted President Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy as xenophobic and isolationist; supported Iraq War

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Written by Joshua Jackson

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  1. Highly doubtful that he was able to find someone more shady and corrupt than former Secretary of Take – Hillary Clinton

  2. WHY DO THESE DUMB AXXEX WANT TO GIVE AMERICA AWAY TO COUNTRIES THAT ONLY WANTS WHAT WE HAVE AND THE MONEY WE CAN GIVE>:THE ELITES WANT THAT >>> BUT THE PEOPLE
    THAT THEY CONTROL WANTS TO COME TO AMERICA SO THEY CAN HAVE WHAT AMERICANS HAVE
    FREEDOM AND A CONSTITUTION THAT MOST OTHER COUNTRIES DO NOT HAVE>’;

  3. Is there anyone who is a Demoncrat that doesn’t have a dark and shady past? They are all criminals and most are felons. It is a dark day for America. Joe Biden should be in prison with his Boy not in office.

  4. John Kerry is the wrong man for a job that does not need doing and Biden is not even president elect until December 14

  5. Pedo Joe is and will be a Chinese Puppet. If Democraps CHEATING holds then we won’t have to worry about Pedi Joe though it will be the Ho RUINING things and America will be far worse.

  6. The foxes all lining up to watch the hen house! They are getting in line for the bribes and graft that are the hallmark of Sleepy Joe’s foreign policy. He has been wrong on every foreign policy issues for his entire career. Our aid to foreign countries ending up in Joe and his comrades pockets. It’s all been exposed and people still voted for him. Rather unbelievable.

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