New Secretary of State Antony Blinken vows to listen to the men and women of the State Department as he moves forward.
Blinken introduced himself to department employees and said, "I will not let you down." He is a former deputy secretary of state and noted how much has changed during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Blinken also observed new layers of security after the January 6th attack on the Capitol. He said the State Department must be truly representative of the American people and also stressed that the "world is watching."