WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, January 26, Senator Mike Braun voted against Antony Blinken as Secretary of the U.S. Department of State. 

“Today, I could not support Tony Blinken’s confirmation as Secretary of State due to his role in crafting President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal and continued support for the United States to rejoin an effort that absolutely failed to curb Iran’s nuclear program and emboldened their authoritative regime. I also disagree with Mr. Blinken’s record of support for Obama-era policies that accelerated our conflicts around the globe instead of working to find peace through strength and bring our troops home. Finally, Mr. Blinken’s nomination raises ethical concerns due to his consulting venture WestExec, whose relationship with the Communist Chinese government is not fully known.”