Belén Esteban Menéndez looking breathtaking at #MetGala
Defense secretary Lloyd Austin DECLINED to testify today, says Sen. Menendez.
Why does @SecDef
refuse to answer questions about the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Just in: Senate Foreign Relations Comm. Chair Bob Menendez going to floor at 5:20pm today to request unanimous consent for 30 national security appointments critically needed for Afghanistan & Haiti post-earthquake relief efforts. Confirmation was previously blocked by Senate GOP
Sec. Blinken is testifying in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Follow along for updates.
Sen. Menendez begins with a tougher tone than House Democrats struck yesterday:
“The execution of the U.S. withdrawal was clearly and fatally flawed.”
SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS CHAIRMAN MENENDEZ SAYS HE MAY SUBPOENA U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY AUSTIN, OTHER OFFICIALS, TO TESTIFY ON AFGHANISTAN
Democrat Senator Bob Menendez to Blinken: “Mr. Secretary, the execution of the U.S. withdrawal was clearly and fatally flawed.”
Menendez says he is "very disappointed" that Sec. Austin declined the committee's request to testify today. Adds this will affect his personal judgement on DOD nominees and Menendez may use subpoena powers to compel Austin to testify.
NEW: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin refuses to appear for a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Democratic Chairman Bob Menendez says he is considering using subpoena power to compel Secretary Austin to testify.
Chairman Menendez is doing what you'd expect a responsible opposition party to do: asking critical questions and threatening to subpoena the Secretary of Defense.
Meanwhile the actual opposition is doing... whatever this is. https://t.co/IlyRx22W1Q
JUST IN: Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez, a Democrat, has threatened to subpoena Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other Biden officials who refuse to testify on the Afghanistan withdrawal voluntarily - Axios
For those not familiar @SenatorMenendez
has history with Blinken & his wing of Dem diplomacy.
Blinken was deputy secretary in Obama 2nd term & Menendez opposed State’s 2 biggest initiatives then: Iran nuke deal & Cuba opening.
So Menendez isn’t a home team chair for Blinken.
Democrat Senator Bob Menendez says the Biden administration “clearly fell short” when withdrawing from Afghanistan
Democrat Senator Bob Menendez says he’s “very disappointed” that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin refused to testify today, and threatens to subpoena him.
Foreign Rltns Cmte Chair Menendez to Blinken: The execution of the U.S. withdrawal was clearly and fatally flawed..This Committee expects to receive a full explanation of this Admin's decisions on Afghanistan since coming into office last January. There has to be accountability
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) comes out swinging at Blinken, saying the Afghanistan withdrawal was “clearly and fatally flawed.”
“There has to be accountability,” Menendez adds.
Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Menendez: "Successive administrations lied to Congress over the years about the durability of Afghan military and governing institutions. And we need to understand why."
"A full accounting of the US response to this crisis is not complete without the Pentagon. I expect the secretary will avail himself before the committee in the near future. And if he does not I may consider the use of subpoena power to compel him..." -Menendez on SecDef 2/2
RESUMEN DE LA CANTIDAD DE VOTOS POR LOCALIDAD EN MERLO
Menéndez perdió en Merlo Centro y Padua. En Mariano Acosta donde prometió un hospital y nunca lo hizo, ganó por amplio margen. También en Libertad, Parque San Martín y Pontevedra, las tres zonas con más hechos de inseguridad https://t.co/hELZpvPb0q
Good for Sen. Menendez—congressional oversight is at least a mechanism for accountability for these officials who disgraced their nation, but apparently feel no shame https://t.co/oiYCO8zGtU
NO DEBIA VOTAR, POR ESTAR CONDENADO Y LA GENDARMERIA LE PROHIBIO HACERLO.
GUSTAVO MENENDEZ ESTÁ CONDENADO POR MALVERSACIÓN DE FONDOS PÚBLICOS Y FUE A VOTAR IGUAL. SU INSÓLITA RESPUESTA A UN GENDARME: “SOY EL INTENDENTE DE MERLO”. IGUAL NO LO DEJARON VOTAR https://t.co/byCk6qEIHz
NEW: Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez, a Democrat, is threatening to subpoena Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other Biden officials who decline to voluntarily testify on the Afghanistan withdrawal. https://t.co/OYPGTCYB52
Sen. Bob Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks at Afghanistan hearing with Sec. of State Blinken.
“There is no such thing as a reformed Taliban. This group is woefully stuck in the 14th century with no will to come out.” https://t.co/FFwhzRVKO9
Sen Menendez says Afghanistan "due in large part to February 2020 surrender deal negotiated by Donald Trump, a deal that was clearly built on a set of lies. A deal that led to the release of 5,000 hardened Taliban fighters...[with] no intention of breaking ties with al Qaeda."
Senador estadounidense Bob Menéndez calificó la operación de retirada de tropas de Afganistán como “fatalmente fallida” y pidió al secretario de Estado “una explicación completa” https://t.co/CXyaotioAD
Threatening to subpoena Sec Def...if he doesnt show, he will hold up DoD Nominees
F YOU Menendez
#RespetoParaOlga que mareo,yo me entero por las redes,y veo que VAMOS BIEN,pero teníamos que dar el paso final para la bajada de sálvamebasura
Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Menendez said that Defense Secretary Austin "declined" to testify before the committee today, and said is considering subpoena power if he doesn't voluntarily talk to the committee (1/
Talked to Bob Menendez briefly about tying Medicare prices to VA prices. He’s keeping his powder dry. He said it’s “something to look at.” Says he hasn’t been read in yet to SFC package.