Republican Senator James Risch wants to know who controls the button

Secretary of State Antony Blinken fought back laughter on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as Republican Senator James Risch relentlessly questioned him about a rumor that someone on the White House staff “pushes the button and cuts [Joe Biden] off mid-sentence” with a wireless device.

“Somebody in the White House has authority to press the button and cut off the president’s speaking ability and sound. Who is that person?” asked Risch, who was also former lieutenant governor of Idaho.

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