A contender for secretary of state in a future administration will testify before a Senate committee
President-elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy team promises to work with partners around the world to address pressing issues ranging from democratic retreat to growing rivalries with China, Russia, and other authoritarian states.
On Tuesday, Anthony Blinken, whom Biden has proposed for secretary of state, will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Blinken will tell lawmakers that the U.S. “can win the competition with China.”
“We are able to revitalize our key alliances that multiply our influence around the world. Together we will be much better able to counter threats from Russia, Iran, and North Korea, and to defend democracy and human rights,” Blinken said in the prepared text of his testimony.
Blinken served as undersecretary of state in the Barack Obama administration.