Secretary of State Blinken grilled over Israel

by ian

Republicans grilled Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a hearing yesterday over the Biden administration’s handling of the war in Gaza. At issue was President Joe Biden’s decision to withhold certain military aid from Israel in light of its operations in Rafah.

Earlier this month, Biden announced he was halting shipments of precision bombs to Israel, though he later announced an aid package to Israel with different weapons.

During their exchange, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pressed Blinken on reports that the US was withholding information about Hamas as a form of leverage in Rafah. Blinken denied that report.