Blinken Replaces ‘Controversial’ Pro-Hong Kong Tweet with Milder Statement

Antony Blinken

Secretary of State Antony Blinken took down a tweet he posted Thursday saying the U.S. would “stand with the people of Hong Kong,” the South China Morning Post reported.

“Beijing should let the voices of all Hong Kongers be heard. The PRC’s disqualification of district councillors only weakens Hong Kong’s long-term political and social stability,” Blinken said in the tweet, as shown in screenshots from the South China Morning Post.

“We stand with the people of Hong Kong & continue to support their human rights & fundamental freedoms,” he added. Blinken took down his tweet on Friday, later replacing it with a milder message, South China Morning Post reported.

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Congressman Tim Burchett Shakes His Head at AOC Met Gala Contribution and Blinken Testimony

Tim Burchett

Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Knox County Congressman Tim Burchett to the newsmakers line to talk AOC’s Met Gala donation and his showdown with Blinken during Monday’s testimony.

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U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty Weighs in on Blinken’s Lack of Leadership, Freedom to Vote Act, and Reconciliation

Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed US Senator Bill Hagerty to the newsmaker line to discuss Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s testimony, the Freedom to Vote Act, and how the Senate parliamentarian will vote on $3.5 trillion spending bill.

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Congressman Mark Green Describes Monday Testimony of Secretary of State Blinken via Zoom Call with Congress

Mark Green

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Tennessee Congressman Mark Green to the newsmakers line to weigh in on Monday’s testimony of Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

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Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee, Grant Henry Weighs in on Blinken Testimony and Continued Ignorance 20 Year War with Afghanistan

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Americans for Prosperity of Tennessee, Grant Henry in studio to weigh in on the testimony of Secretary of State Blinken Monday.

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House Republicans Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Secretary of State Antony Blinken

U.S. Representative Ralph Norman (R-SC-05) and Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD-01) on Friday introduced an article of impeachment aimed at Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

If approved, the measure would force Blinken out of office, due to “high crimes and misdemeanors” related to the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

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Crom Carmichael on Democrat Party’s Love of Authoritarian Government and Inconsistencies About January 6 Riots

Pro-Cuban government protesters

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to weigh in on Antony Blinken’s weak response to Cuba and the many questions surrounding the Capitol Hill riots on January sixth.

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Mayor Andy Ogles and Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee’s Grant Henry Discuss the Cuban Protests and the Fight for Freedom

Cuban Protests

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Mayor Ogles and AFP’s Henry in studio to weigh in on the Cuban protests, false narratives by mainstream media and questioned American’s value of freedom.

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Commentary: U.S. China Relations Go from Bad to Worse

The most significant diplomatic event in the month of March was a rapid, seemingly irreversible deterioration of relations between the United States and China. Its signs were on display at the first high-level meeting between the two sides since President Joseph Biden took office on Jan. 20. Held in Anchorage, Alaska on March 18, it ended very badly indeed.

The encounter was unprecedented in the annals of great power diplomacy. Speaking first—with  cameras present for what was supposed to be purely opening formalities—Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the U.S. would “discuss our deep concerns with actions by China, including in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyber attacks on the United States, [and] economic coercion of our allies.” Blinken also criticized China for its lack of transparency on the origin of the COVID-19 virus and went on to say that “each of these actions threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability” which the U.S. intends to uphold.

A lengthy and angry response came from Yang Jiechi, the leading architect of China’s foreign policy, who since 2013 has served as director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office of the Chinese Communist Party, joining the CCP Politburo in 2017. He upbraided the United States in a lengthy rebuke, in the course of which he charged the U.S. with hypocrisy on human rights, criticized America’s foreign interventions, and accused his counterparts of possessing a “cold war mentality.”

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Biden Ends Trump-Era Deals with Central American Countries to Reduce Asylum Claims at US Border

Arrangements made between the U.S. and three Central American countries to curb the number of asylum claims at the U.S. border were suspended Saturday, the Biden administration announced.

The Asylum Cooperative Agreements that limited some asylum seekers from making claims in the U.S. and required them to instead seek asylum in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras were suspended and scheduled to be terminated with an executive order signed Tuesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced.

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