(USA Features) Republicans are increasingly calling for President Joe Biden to resign after more than 12 U.S. troops were killed and dozens more wounded in what appear to be well-coordinated attacks against American-manned checkpoints near the international airport in Kabul.
“Should Biden step down or be removed for his handling of Afghanistan? Yes,” former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley tweeted Thursday as news of the attacks continued to develop.
“But that would leave us with Kamala Harris which would be ten times worse. God help us,” she added.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, however, demanded that Biden, Harris, and several Cabinet members resign as well.
“Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Antony Blinken, Lloyd Austin and General Milley should all resign or face impeachment and removal from office,” she said.
Former Trump White House advisor Kellyanne Conway sarcastically also tweeted: “#Impeach? Why? It’s not like they called the President of Ukraine or anything.”
“If President Trump can be impeached over a phone call, then the time has come to IMPEACH Biden for gross negligence in Afghanistan. Americans deserve better. We deserve better than someone who willfully IGNORES the WORST crisis in decades,” Rep. Ronnie Jackson of Texas, the former White House physician, added.
If President Trump can be impeached over a phone call, then the time has come to IMPEACH Biden for gross negligence in Afghanistan. Americans deserve better. We deserve better than someone who willfully IGNORES the WORST crisis in decades.
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) August 26, 2021
“There will be time for investigations and assigning blame later, but we do need a new Commander-in-Chief NOW!” he wrote in another tweet.
The leadership that got us into this does not have the competence and will to get us out. People are now officially dying!!”
Others made similar demands of Biden.
Joe Biden needs to take responsibility and resign. We must keep our troops safe and our country protected. God bless our soldiers and their families. https://t.co/dW6Gc6lHT9
— Congressman Greg Steube (@RepGregSteube) August 26, 2021
The Biden Administration has failed Americans on yet another front. Americans have now died due to this Administration’s failures. This is inexcusable & I am calling on Pres. Biden, Sec. of State Blinken, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley to resign. https://t.co/aQktU6C0Hs
— Michael Cloud (@MichaelJCloud) August 26, 2021
Reps. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., and Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., similarly issued strongly-worded statements demanding accountability. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., said Biden was unfit to be commander in chief. “Joe Biden has blood on his hands. The buck stops with the President of the United States,” she wrote.
“Joe Biden must resign or face impeachment,” said Tenney.
Earlier this week, I too called on the President of the United States to resign immediately following his haphazard withdrawal from Afghanistan. He has abdicated his responsibility and duties entrusted to him as POTUS, and he must RESIGN IMMEDIATELY.#BidenResign #BidenResign https://t.co/mPHThWqL3Y
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) August 26, 2021