Congress Gets The Ball Rolling On President Biden’s Impeachment
A group of Republicans drafted a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calling for her to immediately start impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden, citing that they have lost confidence in this ability to serve as Commander in Chief.
The group was spearheaded by New York Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney and included 14 other members of Congress. In the letter, the House Republicans criticized Biden’s handling of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan where thirteen United States service members were killed in an ISIS-K suicide bombing at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. The group cited Biden’s poor decision-making and mishandling of the withdrawal as reasons for impeachment proceedings to start immediately.
“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. A majority of Americans no longer have confidence in President Joseph R. Biden’s ability to carry out his duties as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. 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,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter.
“Tragically, at least 12 service members have lost their lives in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in the last decade. 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 letter continued.
“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. As members of Congress, we have the duty to oversee the Executive Branch and provide for the common defense of the United States of America.”
“We have lost confidence in President Biden’s ability to continue serving as Commander in Chief, It is after much consideration and with heavy hearts at the current state of our nation that we call upon you, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to begin impeachment proceedings immediately,” the lawmakers concluded.
At the House Freedom Caucus press conference Tuesday, Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert said both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris should be impeached.
Republican Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins called for the resignations of Biden, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Gen Mark Milley.
Republicans Reps Ralph Norman of South Carolina and Andy Harris of Maryland pushed for a vote on a resolution to impeach Secretary of State Antony Blinken, saying that Biden, and Blinken, were responsible for the continued bloodshed in Afghanistan.