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Josh Hawley to block Biden's nominees until Cabinet members resign over Afghanistan

Sep 15, 2021 - The Washington Times

Sen. Josh Hawley pledged on Tuesday to hold up confirmation votes for all Pentagon or State Department nominees until key members of President Biden's Cabinet resign over the Afghanistan pullout.

Mr. Hawley, Missouri Republican, issued the threat during a speech on the Senate floor when he introduced legislation honoring the 56 Missourians who died while deployed to Afghanistan.

He called for the resignations of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin an...