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Hawley Says He’ll Hold up State and Defense Department Nominees Unless Blinken and Austin Resign



Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., walks into the House chamber at the Capitol, Jan 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said that he will place a hold on “every single civilian nominee” for the State and Defense Departments unless Secretary Antony Blinken and Secretary Lloyd Austin resign from their posts, citing their roles in overseeing the U.S.’ chaotic exit from Afghanistan.

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