Rep. Michael Waltz: Biden Cupboard picks symbolize ‘headlong push’ again to Obama-era overseas coverage
President-elect Joe Biden’s Cupboard decisions point out he’ll reprise the Obama administration’s “disastrous” overseas coverage, particularly within the Center East, Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., warned on Monday.
“These are D.C. insider picks,” Waltz instructed “The Day by day Briefing with Dana Perino.”
“On the finish of the day, it is a headlong push proper again into the Obama years,” stated Waltz, an Military Nationwide Guard Particular Forces officer and veteran of the warfare in Afghanistan. “That is placing the outdated band again collectively, and what I’m involved about is the actually dangerous coverage that I feel lots of people have forgotten about.”
Biden introduced earlier Monday that he would nominate Antony Blinken to be secretary of state, Alejandro Mayorkas to be secretary of homeland safety, and Avril Haines to be director of nationwide intelligence.
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The president-elect additionally introduced former Secretary of State John Kerry can be particular presidential envoy for local weather, and can sit on the Nationwide Safety Council — the primary time that the NSC will embody an official devoted to local weather change. Kerry’s place just isn’t a Cupboard put up.
Biden additionally introduced that 43-year-olld Jake Sullivan might be appointed White Home nationwide safety adviser, making him one of many youngest individuals to serve within the position in a long time.
Waltz argued that Biden had “made it clear” that his administration will “head again into the disastrous Iran [nuclear] deal.”
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“Iran and the menace from Iran was what pushed Israel and the Arab states collectively,” defined Waltz, who added that the alternatives represented “this underlying philosophy that we noticed from Obama, Biden and his workforce that if we’re good to everybody, that if we lengthen a hand, as he stated in his second inaugural speech, that everybody might be good to us.
“And, whether or not that was Russia charging throughout Crimea and Ukraine, China crossing the South China Sea — let’s not overlook that he was with Biden once they pushed arduous to get out of Iraq method too quickly, and we had ISIS charging throughout Europe, the  Pulse nightclub [attack in Orlando] … so I don’t need in any method to return to these years.