GOP congressman inquires ‘who’s behind the curtain’ in Biden’s administration
Texas Rep. Jake Ellzey (R), a Navy veteran who deployed to Afghanistan three times, wants to know “who’s behind the curtain” after President Biden said he’d been “instructed” to call on certain reporters during a press conference.
“Ladies and gentlemen, they gave me a list here. The first person I was instructed to call on was Kelly O’Donnell from NBC,” Biden said.
“Everybody who has a staff takes input from that staff, and they will either take their recommendation or not, but they don’t take instructions, and I think it’s worth, down the road, finding out in the course of an accountability investigation. who’s behind the curtain?” Ellzey said.
The Navy veteran believes the Aug. 31 deadline is “arbitrary.”
“We as Americans, both Democrats and Republicans on the Hill have united in needing answers, but more importantly demanding that we get everybody out first and not adhere to some arbitrary timeline, like August 31st.”