BREAKING — Calling for Biden to Resign as Afghanistan Falls Apart
The calls for Biden to resign are getting louder and louder especially with this latest catastrophe that has developed in Afghanistan over the past week.
We are watching 20 years of progress in a country that has long since been a haven for terrorists. Yes, President Trump did set a path for a drawdown of troops in the region.
That being said it’s safe to say that this is not how one would have envisioned the draw-down process unfolding had President Trump been re-elected.
Nonetheless, here we are! Biden is the supposed President and he has managed to put together one of the biggest military blunders the world has seen in decades.
After all of this, there is at least one congressman who is calling for Biden’s resignation.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 16, 2021
Local news site Patch.com out of NJ reports:
SOUTH JERSEY — Rep. Jeff Van Drew is calling on President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders to resign following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Taliban fighters swiftly seized control of Afghanistan over the weekend, forcing the evacuation of U.S. embassy personnel in Kabul and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to flee after Biden’s withdrawal of troops from the country. The exodus marks the end of a costly two-decade U.S. campaign to remake the nation.
“One more year, or five more years, of U.S. military presence would not have made a difference if the Afghan military cannot or will not hold its own country,” Biden said in a written statement on Saturday. “And an endless American presence in the middle of another country’s civil conflict was not acceptable to me.”
Van Drew joined a chorus of Republicans publicly criticizing Biden’s handling of the situation over the weekend. The politician, who represents New Jersey’s second congressional district, called the decision “one of the darkest, most embarrassing days we’ve had in our country” on Fox News’ “Sunday Night in America” during an Aug. 15 appearance.
“My God, it is one of the darkest, most embarrassing days we’ve had in our country, and it’s a tremendous embarrassment for the Biden administration,” Van Drew said. “But with this administration it is failure after failure after failure. Honest to God, I cannot believe I’m saying this, it literally is time for this president to resign. It is time for this vice president to resign. It is time for the Senate president and Speaker to resign. We need new people, even new Democrats, hopefully that are moderates. We can’t keep doing this.”
Fox News host Trey Gowdy asked Van Drew how the Republican withdrawal plan would have addressed the situation.
“Believe me, it would have been different,” Van Drew said. “The difference is you could withdraw but you have to make sure that you are connected with what is going on the ground, that you have proper intelligence, none of which this administration obviously had. And third of all, you make it extremely clear to the Taliban, that if they do anything, that is in any way going to harm the world around them, basically, the reign of hell will come down on them.”
Van Drew is among several officials criticizing the Biden administration over the decision, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who slammed the Biden administration in a statement on Sunday.
“The Biden Administration’s botched exit from Afghanistan including the frantic evacuation of Americans and vulnerable Afghans from Kabul is a shameful failure of American leadership,” McConnell said.
McConnell also criticized the president’s foresight over the handling of the planned troop withdrawal.