The American Jewish Congress congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris for their excellent choice of Tony Blinken to be the country’s next Secretary of State. 

We have worked closely with Tony over the years on multiple issues, from advancing peace and security for Israel to confronting Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the Middle East to combating Antisemitism and all forms of hate. Tony has proven time and again his ability to advance the interests of the United States by brokering difficult diplomatic agreements on these issues while working across the aisle to secure them.

Because of Tony’s recent tenure as Deputy Secretary of State, he’ll hit the ground running in his new role, an asset that is crucial to maintaining America’s global standing and to building upon the work of the outgoing administration. We call upon the Senate to confirm him quickly so that he can get to work right away on behalf of our country.

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