Tennessee U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Calls for the Immediate Removal of Jake Sullivan as National Security Advisor

Tennessee U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Friday demanding the “immediate removal” of Jake Sullivan as his National Security Advisor.

In her letter, Blackburn cited misleading information and repeated mistakes in her call for Sullivan’s removal, adding, “Leaving Jake Sullivan in his current position hinders both Israel’s, as well as the United States’, national security posture.”

Blackburn said right before Saturday’s attack on Israel, Sullivan (pictured above) misled the nation about the overall security status of the Middle East.

“Mr. Sullivan has routinely misled the entire government about the status of security threats around the world,” Blackburn wrote. “Just eight days before Hamas launched their barbaric surprise attack against Israel, he stated, “the Middle East is quieter today than it has been in two decades.” Yet, to date, over 1,200 Israelis have been killed, over 150 hostages have been taken from the safety of their homes, and at least 27 Americans lives have been lost, with at least 14 Americans still missing. This is Jake Sullivan’s perception of a quiet Middle East. This is unacceptable.”

Blackburn described Sullivan’s “repeated mistakes,” specifically citing his reinstating of the Iran nuclear deal.

“Sullivan has been dead wrong on how to engage with Iran since his first day as National Security Advisor. His policies of appeasement toward Iran have only emboldened the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism,” Blackburn added. “Sullivan had direct influence in establishing the remarkably flawed 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal. Thankfully, this decision was later reversed, sparing the world from an expanded Iranian influence under this misguided policy that allowed Iran to continue to fund its terrorist proxies and build up its ballistic missile program. As your National Security Advisor, we have since seen Mr. Sullivan reinstate many of the mistakes from the failed JCPOA. Easing sanctions against Iran and refusing to enforce others is not an effective solution, and this attack is clear evidence of that fact.”

Blackburn said Sullivan should be removed from his post for the good of Israel and the United States’ security.

“Sullivan’s deleterious mistakes with respect to Iran and Iran-backed Hamas only build on his earlier involvement in the administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. There, we stood by and watched the Taliban take over the country in less than two weeks. We cannot have someone with his notable history of poor decision-making, and lack of critical insights, as the most senior advisor to the President on our nation’s security matters. Continuing to do so is misguided. You said it yourself, Mr. President – the United States must stand with Israel,” Blackburn wrote.

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Follow Kaitlin on X / Twitter.



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6 Thoughts to “Tennessee U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Calls for the Immediate Removal of Jake Sullivan as National Security Advisor”

  1. Tim Price

    Ditto to all other comments!

  2. Rocky

    Joe’s administration is a mirror image of the 1st Soviet Communist Government and rift with NKVD.
    For those that do not know History are destined to repeat History.
    Thanks to the peanut farmer and his Communist Advisor and their unConstitutional Dept of Education, America no longer knows History. Therefore, America is now destined to repeat the not so nice History of the World.
    All should read and study the British Balfour Declaration.
    Why was Jake and this administration silent over the Canadians honoring the Nazi Waffen SS ?
    There is no democrats and no republicans, nothing will be done


    Why stop with Jake?
    Anthony Blinken, Victoria Nuland, Myorkas.
    Just defund all of the American hating Bunch in the Obiden Administration.
    Release all the J6 VIDEO FOOTAGE.
    The Proud Boys & the Oathkeepers (comprised mostly of retired military & police officers) had gotten approval to be at the Capitol on J6 to deescalate potential troublemakers & to protect the unarmed Trump supporters from trouble makers like BLM & ANTIFA (aka FBI human sources) who dressed up like Trump supporters. These American heroes were arrested & held without bail for years in inhumane conditions with no hearing. When they were finally tried, they were convicted of obstruction of a government procedure & given unrealistic sentences by Trump hating Judges in DC. Some got as much as 22 years. A NY Congressman Jamal Bowman deliberately pulled a fire alarm last week to disrupt a Congressional vote. What will be his sentence? I think since he is a Democrat, he will get off with no punishment whatsoever.
    Trump supporters were set up to take the fall for the violence at the Capitol on J6, that footage shows the FBI human sources actually did. The FBI Director in the DC branch was transferred to DC from Michigan, where he planned the same kind of event in order to set up Trump supporters to be accused of violence, when in fact it was again FBI human sources who did the violence.
    Four unarmed Trump supporters were murdered on J6. One was Ashli Babbitt, an Airforce Police Veteran who did four tours in Iraq. Killed in cold blood by a Black Capitol Police Officer, Michael Byrd, who is still working as a CPO. He wasn’t even investigated & sure shouldn’t be a gun carrying officer. Ashli was trying to prevent Antifa thugs from destroying Capitol Property when she was shot in cold blood. Have you seen the video? A BLM leader was right there conveniently to film her murder. She wasn’t even allowed to have a military funeral, & no benefits for her grieving husband & mother. Thankfully some Veterans voluntarily gave her a military-style funeral.
    There is a government war against millions of American Citizens who plan to vote for Trump in 2024 by the leader of this country. He said so this week.
    BLM & ANTIFA should be officially designated by Congress as Terrorists. One Black criminal, in the throws of an overdose from Fentanyl, meth amphetamine & other drugs, died during an arrest, & our leaders allowed BLM & ANTIFA to use this as an excuse to murder people, destroy cities & private owned businesses with no bail & no convictions. This is all wrong and un-American, we elect you to do something to save this country.
    It won’t hurt this government to shut down. Plenty of revenue is collected each month to fund the things you are Constitutionally bound to fund.
    As a matter of fact, US Senators used to be elected by the State Legislatures. This was how the Founders set it up. The Senate was created to protect States Rights, so it just makes sense. I think we should go back to that tradition so the people can have a better idea what their Elected officials are doing.

  4. Randy

    I wouldn’t let this guy provide advice to a day care center on how to best protect dirty diaper storage. Given his role in the current administration, I’m confident that sniffy Joe can use that type of advice though. The elderly loosing bowel control is no laughing matter, Sullivan an the entire biden administration are.

  5. ForceMajeure

    Jake ‘The Snake’ Sullivan is just one tiny part of the problem. The entire State Dept. is infested with Bolshevik neo-con war hawks, from Tony Blinken, through Victoria Nuland and a host of others, down to the Xerox machine operator. The whole rat’s nest needs to be eradicated and disinfected.

  6. Joe Blow

    The entire Biden administrative staff should be ridden out of Washington on rails. They are the worst collection of deceivers and liars to ever populate the executive branch…. and that is saying a lot.