Cotton Statement on Antony Blinken Confirmation Vote

Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the confirmation vote for Antony Blinken to be the U.S. Secretary of State:

“President Biden gave a gift to Vladimir Putin by unconditionally extending the New START treaty. He also crossed both of our North American neighbors in the span of a week. His decision to kill the Keystone XL pipeline betrayed a steadfast ally, Canada, as well as thousands of American workers who’ve lost jobs. Meanwhile, the president’s decision to suspend vital immigration-enforcement measures betrayed Mexico, which will soon be inundated with Central American caravans headed for our border. Antony Blinken deserves his share of the blame for these diplomatic errors. I did not support his nomination.”