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We've had a disagreement on that, continuing disagreement, since the administration took office, but look, there's been something happened on the ground that is changed the dynamics and open the door, really, for us to reach agreement on that and that is that the Germans have signaled that they are suspending, pausing if you would, certification, thus completion of the pipeline for six months.
Congress has a vital oversight role to play with the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. To get to the bottom of what went wrong and prevent a similar tragedy from happening again, we must have administration officials testify, including Secretary Austin who has refused to come before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The debacle in Afghanistan is an interagency failure, and we must hear from all relevant officials in order to hold the right people accountable.
When Idahoans hear someone who conspired with tree spikers is the administration’s pick to lead the largest land management agency in America, they are rightfully appalled. Conspiring with tree spikers is not a mistake, a mistake is opening the sock drawer in the morning and pulling out two socks that don’t match. When you knowingly, willfully, intentionally, with malice and forethought, attempt to take someone else’s life – that’s not a mistake.
All of us in Congress agree that we need to see a change in Saudi conduct going forward, the kingdom's concerning conduct is not new, and it reached a turning point in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi murder, which was a horrendous act for which we all seek justice. This legislation is meant to address the tensions between our two nations, reevaluate our bilateral relationship, and change Saudi conduct moving forward.
People have the perception that you have to agree with him. Nothing could be further from the truth. We disagree like anybody does. We have a good, robust discussion on it. When I've disagreed with him, and when I have agreed with him, he's never treated me with anything, but total respect. Now, I don't go out and talk to you about it.
I've been ready a long time now. I'm so ready you can't believe it, i've looked at thousands and thousands of pages and reviewed the transcripts. I'm not at liberty to disclose what my conclusion is, but Dianne Feinstein said some time ago Dianne Feinstein saw no evidence of collusion, and Dianne Feinstein is a really good friend of mind - and sometimes Dianne Feinstein gets things exactly right.