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The Biden administration has faced tremendous criticism over the past few weeks, ranging from the border crisis to his disastrous handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Several lawmakers are calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings against Biden after hundreds of American citizens were abandoned and left behind in Afghanistan.
“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,” GOP Reps. Claudia Tenney, Ronny Jackson, Jeff Van Drew, Pete Sessions, and Yvette Herrell wrote in a letter to Pelosi.
“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. 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. 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. 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,” the letter concluded. “We do not have 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 House of Representatives, to begin impeachment proceedings immediately.”
The vast majority of American voters believe Joe Biden should resign as president following the disastrous withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
According to Rasmussen Reports on Wednesday, a poll asked respondents “Should President Joe Biden resign because of the way the US withdrawal from Afghanistan was handled?”
Some 52 percent of likely U.S. voters responded that they believe Biden should resign, in a poll that was taken over telephone and online nationally.
According to the poll, only 39 percent of likely U.S. voters disagreed, following 9 percent who said they are not sure.
The survey points out that opinions over Biden’s resignation are “sharply divided along party lines,” with three-quarters of Republicans agreeing that Biden should retire.
A large percentage of Democrats or 32 percent also believe that Biden should retire for how he handled the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Additionally, 48 percent of independents believe he should not.