UPDATED 6:55 AM PT – Monday, August 30, 2021
House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is not ruling out impeaching Joe Biden over his failure in Afghanistan. In an interview Sunday, the representative said Congress has a constitutional responsibility to hold Biden and his officials accountable for the ongoing crisis.
While President Biden retreats from Afghanistan in order to meet the Taliban’s arbitrary deadline of August 31, he is abandoning American civilians still stranded there.
The Commander-in-Chief should not take orders from terrorists.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 29, 2021
McCarthy added, the Biden administration did not share with Congress its plans and data on the withdrawal. He stressed Biden’s officials apparently evaded congressional oversight. McCarthy went on to say GOP lawmakers are collecting the data and they may draft articles of impeachment against Biden if it’s supported by facts.
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Biden’s mishandling of the Afghan crisis is “much worse than Saigon.” During an interview Sunday, the Kentucky lawmaker said Vietnamese militants did not seek to attack the U.S. after the fall of Saigon in 1975.
Worse than Saigon pic.twitter.com/AdRCirWCLd
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 18, 2021
However, the senator pointed out Islamic terrorists are now plotting against the U.S. because they are emboldened and excited by Biden’s weakness. He stressed the Taliban may try and take U.S. hostages while ISIS could stage terror attacks on U.S. soil.
McConnell added, Biden’s failure in Afghanistan is now sparking fears for the future of America.