At length, Sen. Jim Risch absurdly said someone at the White House yesterday hit a "button" to stop Biden from talking.
No. There was a planned "pool spray," in which press/cam is allowed in for brief remarks at a meeting's start; it ended as Biden began questioning officials.
The first line of questioning to Secretary of State Antony Blinken from a Senate Republican during today's hearing is Jim Risch bizarrely grilling Blinken about who in the White House has authority to "push the button" & cut off President Biden's mic. Blinken insists nobody does
Risch was stupid enough to believe whatever Facebook meme he read.
I listened to Sen. Risch repeatedly ask who controls “the button” to control Joe Biden’s speech. Like, as a serious inquiry. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry
At nearly the same time Risch was asking this question, Stuart Varney and Brian Kilmeade were on Fox Business pondering this very same thing -- pointing to the White House feed being cut off during Biden's wildfire briefing as proof that he's not in charge. https://t.co/aB5a7XxKEf
Risch's statement is at odds w/ reality. The withdrawal began under Trump. The Taliban was already gaining territory (by some estimates it controlled 61% of the country then) when the deal was signed (2/2020). Afghan military have said the Trump deal killed moral/boosted Taliban.
I wish Jim Risch had a button to make him stop talking.
Senator James Risch says he has a message for American servicemen and women "the ineptitude of this administration doesn't take away from your sacrifices, you stopped a terror attacking happening on the US for 20 years" - the US Secretary of State testifies Senate Committee
Senator Jim Risch also mention about Pakistan role, saying, "We must assess the role of Pakistan" https://t.co/xbDwzgaaT9
Sen Risch, R-Idaho,demands to know ‘who is in charge' at WH after Biden cut off mid-sentence
🚨SOMEONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE OTHER THAN PRESIDENT BIDEN IS “CALLING THE SHOTS.”🚨
“This is a PUPPETEER act..”
And we ALL know that it is‼️
Senator Risch (R-Idaho) demands to know 'who is in charge' at the White House after Biden was cut off mid-sentence https://t.co/Oqas2LvLtt
During a hearing, Sen. Jim Risch felt compelled to grill Blinken on whether or not anyone in the White House has been deputized to cut President Joe Biden’s mic if he goes off-topic. “Senator, I really don’t know what you’re referring to,” Blinken replied. https://t.co/s7n3qwgXRs
"There is no such person."
Secretary of State Antony Blinken laughs when Republican Sen. Jim Risch asked him which White House official has a "button" to cut off President Joe Biden's sound while he's speaking. https://t.co/9JKolBdRNX
Senator Jim Risch, top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says the #Taliban are now most well-equipped terrorist organizations in the #world.
Le sénateur Risch demande qui est le marionnettiste de Joe Biden!! « Qui prend les décisions?Qui est en charge? »Il fait remarquer que lorsque Biden ne donne pas la bonne réponse, il ferme son micro. Ils le savent tous qu’il n’est qu’une marionnette et ils laissent ça continuer🤨 https://t.co/ywOiBaNonR
SUCH DISRESPECT! Senator Risch went full Trump in a mystifying display of paranoia. #occupydemocrats
risch knows that what he's suggesting is patently untrue, but he suspects (probably correctly) that he can start floating a narrative through the fox cinematic universe that it *could* be true
Jim Risch is old as sin, slept through an impeachment trial, and has watched his state of Idaho burn with wildfires and Covid infections. But sure, he’s all kinds of fired up now that it’s GQP soundbite time.
Blinken struggles to keep a straight face as GOP senator angrily demands to know who has 'a button’ to shut off Biden https://t.co/wPKbnxWFqP
Seriously? That's all Risch is concerned with?Trump needed duct tape, not a mute button.
The INEPT @GOP
are broken. Lies, Conspiracy theories, and misinformation are all they've got. No ideas, no science, no facts. Sure makes Idaho look stupid, doesn't it?
Risch ought to concern himself with accounts of a president Trump so unhinged that his military advisors feared he'd start a war. Trump's dementia is so advanced he literally can't walk down a ramp, drink water or speak without verbally soiling himself.