President-elect Joe Biden signals “return to Obama administration’s foreign policy,” which had “catastrophic consequences for our nation,” warned Sen Cotton (R-Ark.) Member of Senate Armed Services Committee to “Fox & Friends.” . on Wednesday.
Cotton, an army combat veteran, made this remark two days after Biden announced a number of key cabinet appointments, including Secretary of State Antony Blinkent, Alejandro Mayorkast as Secretary of Homeland Security, and Avril Hains as the first woman to serve intelligence. community, among others.
Biden described his cabinet appointments in Tuesday’s “NBC Nightly News” interview and said, “This is not the third Obama cycle because we are facing a completely different world than the one we encountered in the Obama-Biden administration.”
“President Trump has changed the landscape,” the former vice president continued before referring to the president’s foreign policy stance. “It became ‘America first,’ which meant America alone.”
“We are in a situation where our alliances are being destroyed,” Biden continued during the interview. “It’s completely different – that’s why I found people who joined the administration and found key points that represent the spectrum of the American people as well as the spectrum of the Democratic Party.”
In response, Cotton Barack Obama pointed to memoirs, “where he thought it was the responsibility of these people, for example, to advise him to go to war in Libya, which has been a war for 10 years now.”
He called the war “a ten-year party that introduced civil war and slavery and unleashed a flood of migrants to Europe”.
“Let’s look at ISIS, the growth of ISIS came after Barack Obama pushed us out of Iraq,” Cotton said Wednesday.
He also noted that Biden’s appointments “come from the same group that claimed that there can never be a separate peace between Israel and the Arab nations if the Palestinian question is not resolved”.
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“There are so many peace treaties that President Trump has mediated between Israel and the Arab nations, it’s hard to keep track of them,” Cotton continued.
Three Middle East peace treaties were formed under the Trump government. Late last month, Trump announced a peace deal that would normalize Israeli-Sudanese relations, saying “many more peace treaties are coming to the Middle East.”
The administration has already mediated peace talks between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Cotton also mentioned China and Jacob Sullivan’s remarks, with Biden chosen as America’s next national security adviser.
“People like Jake Sullivan said we should celebrate China’s rise,” Cotton remarked. “So many candidates have watched as China literally built islands out of the waters of the South China Sea and militarized, far expanding the availability of their missiles, planes and ships.”
Sullivan is a former adviser to Hillary Clinton who supported the ill-fated unfolding of Libya almost a decade ago.
Arriving with a stored pedigree of foreign policy experience, he served as Clinton’s senior political adviser for the 2016 presidential campaign, as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Obama-administered State Department, and as National Security Adviser to then-Vice President Biden. several degrees, scholarships, and professorships in Ivy League schools.
In line with Biden’s transition, Blinken has held senior foreign policy positions in two administrations for three decades and has been advising Biden on foreign policy since 2002. During the Obama administration, Blinken served as deputy secretary of state and deputy chief of national security. Obama was president. In the first term of the Obama administration, Blinken was Biden’s national security adviser.
Mayorkas, the first Latin and immigrant to be appointed to the Secretary of Homeland Security, was Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security for the Obama administration from 2013 to 2016 and director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service from 2009 to 2013. During this time, Mayorkas led the implementation of the DAC and the department’s response to Ebola and Zika.
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Haines, if confirmed, would be the first woman to serve as a DNI. During the Obama administration, Haines was chief deputy national security adviser and deputy director of the CIA — she was the first woman to hold both positions.
Fox News Brooke Singman and Hollie McKay contributed to this report.