As President Joe Biden continues to dig in his heels and double down on his administration’s handling of the crisis in Afghanistan, a growing chorus of lawmakers is demanding the resignations of those responsible for the chaos in Kabul, including that of the commander in chief himself, according to Fox News.
Texas Republican Rep. Lance Gooden said earlier this week that “resignations need to happen immediately” due to the botched withdrawal of U.S. troops and the chaos surrounding the evacuation of American citizens and Afghans who assisted on the ground in recent years.
“5,000 to 10,000 Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan. The Biden administration left them behind,” Gooden declared in calling for the ouster of administration officials who allowed the situation to develop.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) signed on to Gooden’s take, lamenting what he called the “overwhelming” degree of “incompetence of the Biden administration” and opining that “there need to be resignations, there need to be firings. We have people getting shot in Kabul airport at this moment. It’s such a complete disaster,” he added.
As Breitbart noted, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) made it clear that resignations need to come from “Biden’s entire defense and foreign policy team” for overseeing what he called “the worst foreign policy debacle since Vietnam,” and while he also pledged to pursue a “full congressional inquiry,” the immediate focus should be on the successful evacuation of Americans still in Afghanistan.
Louisiana Republican Rep. Andy Biggs called on both the president and Vice President Kamala Harris to depart the White House, blasting the pair by tweeting, “These past few days have proven what we’ve already known about Biden and Harris. They are completely unfit to lead. They must resign!”
Not surprisingly, among those calling for the current president to step down immediately, according to the New York Post, is his immediate predecessor in the Oval Office, Donald Trump, who declared that “It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen in Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy.”
In what is perhaps even more dire news for Biden than partisan demands for his resignation, despite his own warm personal feelings for the president, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) cri on Friday that the commander in chief “deserves to be impeached” if any American citizens or Afghan allies are left behind in the wake of the U.S. troop withdrawal.
“If we leave one American behind. If we don’t get all those Afghans who stepped up to the plate to help us out then Joe Biden, in my view, as committed a high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution and should be impeached,” Graham explained, surely echoing sentiments shared by legions of his fellow citizens.