(USA Features) Calls to impeach President Joe Biden are growing in tenor in the wake of the disastrous and deadly attack on U.S. military personnel and Afghan civilians in Kabul.
Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., cosponsored articles of impeachment against Biden due to an alleged “foreign policy failure” in Afghanistan, according to Fox News.
Duncan signed on to articles of impeachment first filed last week by freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.
The South Carolina lawmaker said in a statement that he feels it’s time to remove Biden following his “gross negligence” that lead to the Taliban retaking Afghanistan which then “resulted in a grave humanitarian crisis.”
“It is time to take action and remove the sitting President from office due to his gross negligence that undermined our national security, led to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, and resulted in a grave humanitarian crisis,” Duncan said in a statement posted to Twitter.
It is time to take action and remove the sitting President from office due to his gross negligence that undermined our national security, led to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, and resulted in a grave humanitarian crisis.
Link to my statement: https://t.co/SXlLi9vk2x
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) August 27, 2021
“I am heartsick at the President’s failure to fulfill his duty that has resulted in American deaths and thousands of Americans and Afghan allies being abandoned at the risk of being tortured, captured, held hostage, or killed at the hands of the Taliban or other terrorist forces,” said Duncan.
“Our Commander-in-Chief showed reckless disregard for both American citizens and allies in neglecting to secure their safe evacuation from Afghanistan once he withdrew our troops,” he said.
“The President promised to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, but it is evident the President has failed to fulfill this charge,” Duncan continued.
“Impeachment is a very serious matter, and one I do not take lightly. It saddens me that it has come to this, but the President’s actions have proved he is a threat to our national security and the Constitution,” the South Carolina Republican added.
“President Biden has been derelict in his duties and neglected the responsibility the office of the president requires.”
Continuing, Duncan said, “It is time to take action and remove the sitting President from office due to his gross negligence that undermined our national security, led to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, and resulted in a grave humanitarian crisis.”
Taylor Greene took to Twitter to thank Duncan for his support.
“Thank you @RepJeffDuncan for cosponsoring my articles of impeachment against Joe Biden related to Afghanistan,” she said.
“It’s time for Congress to hold this administration accountable. Joe Biden must be impeached. Immediately,” she said.
Trump was right. https://t.co/6Kgk3LgpQF
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) August 27, 2021
In the immediate aftermath of the attack, several other Republicans called on Biden to simply step down, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris and members of Biden’s Cabinet.
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.
“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.