President Joe Biden is single-handedly responsible for the crisis in Afghanistan. Republican lawmakers want to make sure he never gets the chance to do something like this again.
GOP lawmakers wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to impeach Biden for abandoning Americans in Afghanistan, according to the Daily Wire. The open letter was sent Monday as U.S. forces left the nation in the hands of the Taliban.
Reps. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) and Yvette Herrell (R-NM) sent the letter excoriating the Democratic president. Reports coming out of Afghanistan vary, but some claim hundreds of Americans were left behind in his “reckless decision to retreat” and the botched process to exit the country.
“The American people must have full confidence in their Commander in Chief’s judgement and ability to protect our country and respond decisively to national security threats,” the letter stated. “We have no confidence in President Joseph R. Biden’s ability to carry out his duties as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.”
The lawmakers went on to blame Biden for his decisions that “put thousands of American military personnel, citizens, and Afghan allies in grave peril” as he chose not to heed warnings from military officials. “Tragically, at least 12 service members have lost their lives in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in the last decade,” they wrote.”
“Free nations around the world look to the United States for leadership, and President Biden has proven definitively, and repeatedly, since this crisis began,” the letter continued. The lawmakers cited Congress’s role to “oversee the Executive Branch and provide for the common defense of the United States of America” for their authority.
“We do not have confidence in President Biden’s ability to continue serving as Commander-in-Chief.” the letter concluded. “It is after much consideration and with heavy hearts at the current state of our nation that we call upon you, Speaker of the House of Representatives, to begin impeachment proceedings immediately.”
Biden decided to abruptly remove U.S. forces from Afghanistan regardless of the consequences. Now as reports continue to roll in about the people, equipment, and even dogs his ill-fated withdrawal has left behind, it’s clear that Biden has no business handling a situation as fraught and dangerous as Afghanistan — or anything else for that matter.