Two high-profile Republicans in Congress called for the resignation of Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) each criticized Blinken’s alleged role in creating a letter signed by the American intelligence establishment that dismissed the authenticity of the Hunter Biden laptop.
Blinken was allegedly involved in the crafting of the letter, issued just days prior to the 2020 election. The letter was signed by 51 current and former intelligence officers.
A former CIA official stated that Blinken played a crucial role in the tight election between then-President Donald Trump and future President Joe Biden. Subsequent investigation confirmed the authenticity of the laptop.
If Blinken does not step down, the two members of Congress believe that he should be impeached.
This week, Biggs and Johnson spoke to Just the News about a number of topics, including members of the Biden cabinet. Biggs stated that both Blinken and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas should be impeached.
The Arizona Republican is a member of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees. As a member, he is involved with the investigation into a number of alleged payments to the Biden family, including some purportedly linked to China.
Biggs continued, stating that Blinken “irreparably harmed the United States” during his time as Secretary of State.
“How in the world can he remain our spokesperson to the world?” he asked.
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Johnson has experience regarding the topic, having led a Senate probe into allegations surrounding Hunter Biden.
He said that “so many members of the Biden administration have this level of deceit, dishonesty and corruption.”
“This is a lawless administration,” he said.
The Wisconsin Republican said that if Blinken does not resign, he should be impeached.
Blinken received little support from other Congressional Republicans. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, wants Blinken to testify before Congress.
Jordan wrote to Blinken, stating that “it is apparent that the Biden campaign played an active role in the origins of the public statement,” which he said affected the outcome of the 2020 election.
This is also not the first time a prominent Republican called for Blinken’s resignation. Then-Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) called for Blinken to step down after the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021.