A US senator is calling for Biden to resign for “lying” about the Afghanistan withdrawal and the bombing of the Kabul Airport that killed 13 servicemembers.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee lambasted the Biden administration’s handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday.
She demanded ‘answers’ for the 13 servicemembers killed[/caption]
Addressing Secretary Lloyd Austin III, General Mark Milley, and General Kenneth McKenzie Jr., she said: “As you’ve heard from all of us, the American people, Tennesseans are wanting some answers. They deserve to hear your testimony.
“I think it is unacceptable that this is the first time that I’m hearing from you in any forum, despite attempts at outreach, by both my staff and me, save a few short all-Senator phone calls that we have had.”
She continued: “Tennessee National Guard units have deployed to Afghanistan at a high operational tempo, as well as providing vital logistical services, such as refueling.”
The Senator then addressed the US Sergeant from Tennessee who was killed in the bombing at Hamid Karzai Airport.
“Tennesseans are heartbroken over the loss of one of our own, Staff Sergeant Ryan Knauss, a patriotic American who represented the best of all of us.
“In the August 26th suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport, he made the ultimate sacrifice.
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“So how did we get here? How did we get to what has been a complete letdown to most Tennesseans?”
After the hearing, Blackburn went on to once again ask for Biden’s resignation in a tweet.
“Biden lied when he told Stephanopoulos no one advised him against his timeline-based withdrawal,” she wrote.
“His recklessness resulted in the deaths of 13 US servicemembers and abandonment of countless citizens & allies.
“Biden can’t avoid the consequences of his actions. He must resign.”
It comes as four other Republican lawmakers have filed articles of impeachment against the President over what they call a “botched” withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The articles were introduced by Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Gibbs, and sponsored by fellow GOP congressmen Andy Biggs, Brian Babin, and Randy Weber.
Gibbs told the Washington Examiner: “I take this seriously. I don’t think it’s haphazard. I’m not trying to get media attention for myself.
“He’s done so much damage to this country in less than nine months, which is really scary.”
But he acknowledged that impeachment of the President remains legislatively farfetched: “Obviously, it’s not going to go anywhere with Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi.
“It shows that there are some Republicans that think that this president needs to be impeached, he needs to be removed from office one way or another.”