White House Scolds Senate Republicans Calling for Joe Biden’s Resignation

US President Joe Biden pauses as he delivers remarks on the terror attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport, and the US service members and Afghan victims killed and wounded, in the East Room of the White House, Washington, DC on August 26, 2021. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo …
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The White House on Thursday scolded Senate Republicans after they called for President Joe Biden’s resignation after 13 service members were killed in Afghanistan in a suicide bomb attack.

Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) called for Biden’s resignation in reaction to the disastrous failure to withdraw American forces out of Afghanistan.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki dismissed the calls as a political stunt.

“I would say, first, this is a day where U.S. service members, 12 of them, lost their lives at the hands of terrorists,” she said. “It is not a day for politics.”

Smoke rises from explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The explosion went off outside Kabul’s airport, where thousands of people have flocked as they try to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Officials offered no casualty count, but a witness said several people appeared to have been killed or wounded Thursday. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)

Smoke rises from explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The explosion went off outside Kabul’s airport, where thousands of people have flocked as they try to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Officials offered no casualty count, but a witness said several people appeared to have been killed or wounded Thursday. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)

But the senators cited Biden’s failure to safely and successfully withdraw Americans from Afghanistan as proof he is not fit to be president.

“Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Antony Blinken, Lloyd Austin and General Milley should all resign or face impeachment and removal from office,” Blackburn wrote in her statement.

Hawley voiced concern that the crisis in Afghanistan was only getting worse.

“It is now painfully clear he has neither the will nor the capacity to lead. He must resign,” Hawley wrote about Biden.

Psaki urged Americans to be patriotic instead of criticizing the president.

“We would expect that any American, whether they’re elected or not would stand with us in our commitment to going after and fighting and killing those terrorists wherever they live and honoring the memory of service members,” she said.

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