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Joined July 2012
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It is more important than ever that the U.S. shows up and leads -- the well-being of the American people hangs in the balance. As I close on my first full week @StateDept, I am honored and humbled by how the team is hitting the ground running.
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On this #MLKDay2021 and #DayOfService, Dr. King, his enduring wisdom, and the work that remains to fulfill his vision are top of mind.  “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
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We are building a team that looks like America, led by extraordinary public servants. It would be the honor of my life to work with these leaders -- and all of the Department's women and men -- to reinvigorate the power of America’s example. apnews.com/article/joe-biden…
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On the 11th anniversary of the devastating earthquake, we mark the strength of the Haitian people and the deep friendship between Haiti and the United States. We will always support democracy, human rights, and the security and prosperity of Haiti.
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The sweeping arrests of pro-democracy demonstrators are an assault on those bravely advocating for universal rights. The Biden-Harris administration will stand with the people of Hong Kong and against Beijing’s crackdown on democracy. cnn.com/2021/01/05/asia/hong…
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Thanks for a great exchange. We need a foreign policy workforce that looks like the country it represents. America’s diversity is a singular source of strength.
Today @WCAPSnet met with @Ablinken, @LindaT_G, and other entities to discuss ways that @StateDept can promote #DEI. We appreciate a chance to share thoughts on this important matter. @WCAPSintheUK @wcapswestcoast @WCAPSinFrance @Jenkinsbd
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Among my parents and grandparents are immigrants, refugees, a Holocaust survivor. For them and many others, America was the last best hope on earth. Their stories inspired me to serve. America at its best is why I’m here—that’s what I hope to help restore for future generations.
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Iran’s execution of Ruhollah Zam, a journalist who was denied due process and sentenced for exercising his universal rights, is another horrifying human rights violation by the Iranian regime. We will join our partners in calling out and standing up to Iran’s abuses.
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Five years ago, the world came together to adopt the Paris Agreement. We need American diplomacy and cooperation to regain our momentum in tackling the climate crisis. No time to waste.
Under a Biden-Harris Administration, we will rejoin the Paris Agreement on day one and lead the world in the fight against climate change.
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As staff director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee I had the privilege of watching Paul Sarbanes in action. A fierce intelligence married to deep principle — and the best questioner on the committee. My thoughts are w/John and his entire family. washingtonpost.com/local/obi…
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Antony Blinken retweeted
We support the Cuban people in their struggle for liberty and echo calls for the Cuban government to release peaceful protestors. The Cuban people must be allowed to exercise the universal right to freedom of expression.
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The messages from friends and colleagues that I’ve received over the past 15 hours have been humbling.  Honored to announce, officially, that I have been nominated to serve as Secretary of State. If confirmed, this is a mission I will take on with my full heart.
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Share concern re. #Egypt's arrests of three employees of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights. Meeting with foreign diplomats is not a crime. Nor is peacefully advocating for human rights.
We are deeply concerned about the detention of two employees of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, which works to strengthen & protect rights & freedoms in Egypt. The United States believes that all people should be free to express their beliefs and advocate peacefully.
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Deeply concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, reports of targeted ethnic violence, and the risk to regional peace and security. The TPLF and Ethiopian authorities should take urgent steps to end the conflict, enable humanitarian access, and protect civilians.
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Sigh. This pains me in light of my admiration for Robert Wright. The Moral Animal is among the most brilliant books I’ve read. Well, maybe I’ll evolve...
.@robertwrighter gives @ABlinken — who is a top candidate for national security adviser or secretary of state — a C- on his new "progressive realism report card." nonzero.org/post/biden-forpo…
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Thank you Matt! To my fellow Beatle-maniac here’s hoping the long and winding road leads Joe Biden to a certain door on Pennsylvania Avenue. And good luck to us all.
Sending love and strength to my friend @ABlinken and the Biden team, who have done an amazing job in extraordinary circumstances. Let's get this done.
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