Controversial State Department figure Victoria Nuland announces her resignation

 March 6, 2024

Controversial Biden administration official Victoria Nuland made headlines this week by tendering her resignation. 

According to Breitbart, Nuland's decision to step down as under secretary of state for political affairs was announced on Tuesday in a statement put out by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Blinken hails Nuland for her "remarkable public service"

Blinken hailed Nuland for having "personified President Biden’s commitment to put diplomacy back at the center of our foreign policy and revitalize America’s global leadership at a crucial time for our nation and the world."

"Her efforts have been indispensable to confronting Putin's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, marshaling a global coalition to ensure his strategic failure, and helping Ukraine work toward the day when it will be able to stand strongly on its own feet — democratically, economically, and militarily," he added.

Blinken gushed that "Toria" had demonstrated "three and a half decades of remarkable public service under six Presidents and ten Secretaries of State."

He went on to praise the departing official for her "encyclopedic knowledge of a wide range of issues and regions" and "unmatched capacity to wield the full toolkit of American diplomacy to advance our interests and values."

Critics accuse Nuland of helping to sow war in Ukraine

However, Breitbart noted that not everyone is so enamored with Nuland, with some critics suggesting that she has helped destabilize Eastern Europe.

One of them is Responsible Statecraft columnist and former American Conservative senior editor Daniel Larison, who slammed Nuland in a recent article.

"Nuland was a combative liberal hawk during her time in government, and she was consistently one of the most aggressive proponents of U.S. backing for Ukraine and NATO expansion," Larison wrote.

"Her career sometimes exemplified the heedless and arrogant foreign policy worldview that she championed," he complained.

Former ambassador to Afghanistan to temporarily replace Nuland

Tesla founder and social media tycoon Elon Musk is another of Nuland's critics, and alleged last year that "nobody is pushing this war more than Nuland."

In his statement, Blinken explained that Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell will be nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Nuland's replacement.

In the meantime, her role will be temporarily filled by former United Nations Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass. Breitbart noted that Bass played a major role in the Biden administration's disastrous pullout from Afghanistan.

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