President Joe Biden’s incompetence has arguably created a national security and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Many high-profile individuals think he and other officials should pay for these actions with their jobs.
Several public figures have called for Biden’s resignation in the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Breitbart reported. America’s hasty exit has caused the country to fall back into the hands of the Taliban as the situation gets worse for those left behind.
“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy,” former President Donald Trump said. Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) also demanded that Biden’s departure.
“His mishandling of this crisis shatters all confidence in his ability to serve as our Commander-in-Chief, which is any president’s most sacred responsibility,” she said in a thread on Twitter Thursday. “As American lives hang in the balance, our president has been isolated from his advisors and asleep at the wheel.
Others not only demanded Biden’s resignation but also called for key members of the administration to be held accountable. Fox News’s Sean Hannity demanded Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, General Mark Milley, national security advisor Jake Sullivan, and the president “should all resign in disgrace.” Fox News host Will Cain similarly called for an across-the-board departure.
“Our political leaders, our top generals, our military brass, our national security apparatus are grossly incompetent or, worse, corrupt,” the Fox & Friends Weekend cohost said. “And their resignation letters should be stapled to Joe Biden’s.”
Several Republican lawmakers have similarly called for resignations including Texas Rep. Lance Gooden, Utah Rep. Chris Stewart, New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew, Louisa Rep. Andy Biggs, and others. Rep. Josh Hawley was particularly ruthless in a top-down house clearing for the “worst foreign policy debacle since Vietnam, due to Joe Biden.”
This is the worst foreign policy debacle since Vietnam, due to Joe Biden. He has lost the confidence of the American people and the ability to lead. Biden’s entire defense and foreign policy team must resign, and there must be a full congressional inquiry.
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) August 18, 2021
Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) went so far as to threaten impeachment. “I have my team right now working on Articles of Impeachment because I’m so disgusted with Joe Biden. I’ve already filled out one set of articles of impeachment, but his failure as a president is unspeakable.”
Everyone involved in this foreign policy nightmare should eventually be held accountable. Things are going from bad to worse as the clock ticks down to the final troop withdrawal at the end of this month. The terrible fate that is sure to befall those left behind is squarely on Biden and his administration.