Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) known as for the ouster of Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan on Friday.
Blackburn despatched a letter to President Biden highlighting her causes for why she thinks Sullivan will be faraway from the position, saying he “has routinely misled your complete authorities in regards to the standing of safety threats world wide.”
“Simply eight days earlier than Hamas launched their barbaric shock assault in opposition to Israel, he acknowledged, ‘the Center East is quieter at the moment than it has been in twenty years,’” Blackburn mentioned within the letter. “But, so far, over 1,200 Israelis have been killed, over 150 hostages have been taken from the security of their houses, and at the least 27 Individuals lives have been misplaced, with at the least 14 Individuals nonetheless lacking. That is Jake Sullivan’s notion of a quiet Center East. That is unacceptable.”
The variety of useless Individuals as a result of battle between militant group Hamas and Israel rose Saturday, now reportedly as much as 29 confirmed useless and 15 unaccounted for. Greater than 3,000 on either side of the conflict are actually useless.
Blackburn additionally accused Sullivan of mishandling engagement with Iran. She mentioned, “[h]is appeasement towards Iran have solely emboldened the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.”
“Sullivan had direct affect in establishing the remarkably flawed 2015 Joint Complete Plan of Motion (JCPOA), generally known as the Iran nuclear deal,” Blackburn mentioned. “Fortunately, this choice was later reversed, sparing the world from an expanded Iranian affect beneath this misguided coverage that allowed Iran to proceed to fund its terrorist proxies and construct up its ballistic missile program.”
Blackburn has beforehand known as on Biden to fireplace Sullivan across the time of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. “Joe Biden wants to fireplace his nationwide safety staff, beginning with Jake Sullivan,” Blackburn mentioned on the time in a publish on X, the platform previously often known as Twitter.
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