Demands for President Biden and members of his administration to resign are strengthening during the ongoing chaos in Afghanistan.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) stated on Wednesday “Biden’s entire defense and foreign policy team must resign” for “the worst foreign policy debacle since Vietnam.” Hawley also called for a “full congressional inquiry” upon the matter. “In the immediate term, we must focus on getting Americans trapped in Afghanistan out safely. That should be our top priority,” he said.
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. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) reiterated Thursday her demand for Biden to resign for his “reckless retreat from Afghanistan.”
“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 tweeted. “As American lives hang in the balance, our president has been isolated from his advisors and asleep at the wheel.”
In addition to a full congressional inquiry, which must happen immediately, today I am reiterating my call for President Biden to resign from office following his unilateral, reckless retreat from #Afghanistan.
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— Congresswoman Tenney (@RepTenney) August 19, 2021
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-LA) stated Tuesday Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris should resign immediately. “These past few days have proven what we’ve already known about Biden and Harris. They are completely unfit to lead,” he said. “They must resign!”
These past few days have proven what we’ve already known about Biden and Harris.
They are completely unfit to lead.
They must resign!
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) August 17, 2021
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday demanded Biden to “resign in disgrace” via a written statement:
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.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), who switched parties last year, stated Sunday Biden should leave office, along with the Senate president and House Speaker:
With this administration it is failure after failure after failure. Honest to God, I cannot believe I’m saying this, it literally is time for this president to resign. It is time for this vice president to resign. It is time for the Senate president and Speaker to resign. We need new people, even new Democrats, hopefully that are moderates. We can’t keep doing this.
Fox News anchor Sean Hannity demanded Biden, national security advisor Jake Sullivan, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and General Mark Milley to resign for being “completely incompetent”:
Joe Biden, his secretary of state, his defense secretary, his national security advisor, they have failed our fellow citizens in a way that I never thought I’d witness in my lifetime. His secretary of state, secretary of defense, frankly, they should all resign in disgrace. General Milley is obviously completely incompetent and he needs to go… Anyone else who planned this idiotic, short-sighted withdrawal and failed to see the obvious handwriting that was on the wall, they all need to go and be fired.
Will Cain, also a Fox News host, called for Biden’s entire national security apparatus to resign for being “grossly incompetent” and “corrupt”:
Our political leaders, our top generals, our military brass, our national security apparatus are grossly incompetent or, worse, corrupt. And their resignation letters should be stapled to Joe Biden’s [desk].
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) asked for Austin and General Mark Milley’s resignation:
As someone who served in the armed forces for fourteen years, watching our military leaders express more concern about the ‘existential threats’ of white rage and climate change than the combat mission they were responsible for feels nothing but tragic.
Competent military leadership could have withdrawn our forces in an orderly fashion, creating benchmarks and priorities that would have prevented the current situation. Neither the President nor the Pentagon did any of that.
Allowing weapons, helicopters, ammunition, and classified documents to fall into the hands of the Taliban is inexcusable. Not being able to defend our own embassy is a disgrace. Leaving the Afghans who fought beside us to fend for themselves is incomprehensible.
It pains me to see a mistake of this magnitude, but I could not in good conscious witness this level of failure without demanding accountability.
Both Sec Def Austin and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Milley should acknowledge their failure and resign.
— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) August 16, 2021
Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said Monday she is drawing up articles of impeachment for Biden:
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.
Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX) said Tuesday resignations “need to happen immediately.”
“5,000 to 10,000 Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan. The Biden Administration left them behind. Resignations need to happen immediately,” he tweeted.
5,000 to 10,000 Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan.
The Biden Administration left them behind.
Resignations need to happen immediately.
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) August 17, 2021
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