September 14 2021 3:03pm

‘The president speaks for himself:’ Blinken denies claim that White House has mute button for Biden

Republican Sen. Jim Risch on Tuesday questioned Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the claim that the White House has the ability to cut off the president’s microphone to prevent him from going off-script – a story that has made the rounds by far-right critics. “There is no such person…the president speaks for himself,” Blinken replied during the hearing about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

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