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NOT A JOKE: Secretary of State Describes Taliban as People with ‘Challenging Track Records’

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.10.21

Secretary of State Antony Blinken deflected growing criticism of the Biden administration’s relationship with the Taliban, describing Afghanistan’s new rulers as people with “challenging track records.”

“With regard to the composition of this government. I noted the fact that it doesn’t meet the test of inclusivity. It includes people who have very challenging track records,” said the Secretary of State.

Blinken made similar comments earlier in the day.

“As of now, the Taliban are not permitting the charter flights to depart. They claim some passengers do not have the required documentation,” said Blinken. “There are limits to what we can do without personnel on the ground.”

“We are working to do everything within our power to support those flights and to get them off the ground,” he added.

The State Department Boss made very different comments just days ago.

“Just yesterday, a very senior Taliban official went on television and radio across the country and repeatedly assured people in Afghanistan they will have freedom to travel after August 31st,” said Blinken on August 30th.

“We don’t take the Taliban at their word, we take them by their deed,” he added. “

Watch Blinken’s comments above.

 

BLINKEN: The Taliban Has ‘Assured People in Afghanistan’ They Can Leave After August 31st

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.30.21

Secretary of State Antony Blinken doubled-down on the Biden administration’s reliance on the Taliban over the weekend; saying a senior member of the group has “assured” people they can leave Afghanistan after the US military departs on August 31st.

“Just yesterday, a very senior Taliban official went on television and radio across the country and repeatedly assured people in Afghanistan they will have freedom to travel after August 31st,” said Blinken.

“We don’t take the Taliban at their word, we take them by their deed,” he added. “

Blinken’s comments days after Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted the United States could not “guarantee” safe passage going forward.

“After August 31st, for people still on the ground in Afghanistan who want to get out, does the US right now have a vision of a process that they will use to get them out after August 31st . What’s the commitment? Is it absolute? If you want to get out… Is the US guaranteeing you will be able to get out?” asked one reporter.

“I don’t think we can guarantee,” said Psaki.

Watch Blinken’s comments above.

BREAKING: House GOP Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Secretary of State Blinken

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.27.21

Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced Articles of Impeachment against Secretary of State Antony Blinken over his role in the botched withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.

“Secretary Blinken has failed to faithfully uphold his oath and has instead presided over a reckless abandonment of our nation’s interests, security, and values in his role in the withdrawal of American forces and diplomatic assets from Afghanistan,” reads the articles.

“In direct conflict with the intelligence and advice provided by his own diplomats and the intelligence community, Secretary Blinken failed to advise and counsel the President accordingly and did not inform the Congress nor American citizens at home and abroad of the dangers,” add the articles.

“Under the Constitution of the United States of America, the Secretary of State is tasked with informing Congress and American citizens on the conduct of U.S. foreign relations,” said Rep. Ralph Norman in a statement provided to Fox News.

“In Afghanistan, he failed to do so, leaving American citizens exposed in a city under the control of the Taliban. Secretary Blinken is also responsible for the safety of American citizens abroad and, in the case of danger, the safe and efficient evacuation of those Americans – which he has not done thus far.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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