A number of lawmakers have written a letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, demanding for the California Democrat to start impeachment proceedings “immediately” against President Joe Biden after his decisions resulted in “hundreds of Americans stranded in Afghanistan.
Lawmakers Push For Pelosi to Start Impeachment vs. Biden
“The American people must have full confidence in their Commander in Chief’s judgment and ability to protect our country and respond decisively to national security threats,” Reps. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., Pete Sessions, R-Texas, and Yvette Herrell, R-N.M wrote in the letter.
“We have no confidence in President Joseph R. Biden’s ability to carry out his duties as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces,” they went on to mention.
They also said: “His unilateral, reckless decision to retreat from Afghanistan was done against the advice of military and national security experts and it has now put thousands of American military personnel, citizens, and Afghan allies in grave peril.”
Additionally, they mentioned that “Tragically, at least 12 service members have lost their lives in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in the last decade,” in reference to the suicide bombing incident that happened on Thursday outside the Kabul airport. The attack resulte din the deaths of 11 Marines, 2 army personnel, and a Navy corpsman.
“President Biden refuses to take responsibility for his actions and continues to mishandle the deteriorating situation at every step. In addition, he has deliberately misled the American people in response to questions posed by the media,” the lawmakers went on to write.
“Free nations around the world look to the United States for leadership, and President Biden has proven definitively, and repeatedly, since this crisis began that he is not capable of effectively executing his duties as our Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world,” they also said.
Many have started to push for Biden’s impeachment after Pentagon leaders and officials admitted on Monday that the current administration was not able to evacuate all Americans from the middle-eastern country. It happened despite the president’s promise that he would do so.