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The US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan was an unmitigated disaster, undoubtedly, and that’s putting it lightly, and with some sort of air of authority over how it will be remembered. The truth is, it’s not over yet. There are still hundreds of Americans and thousands of our Afghan allies who were unable to evacuate by the Taliban’s August 31st deadline, and who now must navigate a nation ruled by a terror organization with a chip on their shoulder against America in order to get back home.
The outcome of President Joe Biden’s acceleration of the drawdown has been largely criticized as a main reason why the Taliban were so swift to reconquer the country, and it has prompted a number of calls for his impeachment.
That’s just not something that Mitch McConnell can get behind, however.
“The president is not going to be removed from office. There’s a Democratic House, a narrowly Democratic Senate,” McConnell said when asked if he supports impeachment, per the Hill. “There isn’t going to be an impeachment.” Other Republican senators, including Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Lindsey Graham, have said Biden should either resign or face impeachment over the chaotic exit from Afghanistan, reports CNN.
The Senate Minority Leader had another idea:
McConnell, however, looked ahead to next year’s midterm election, when the Democrats could lose their very slender majorities in the House and Senate Republicans. “The report card you get is every two years,” McConnell said. “I think the way these behaviors get adjusted in this country is at the ballot box.” He added: “Typically there is some buyer’s remorse.”
This will have many within the GOP begging the question: If abandoning Americans in a nation run by literal terrorists isn’t an impeachable offense, then what is?
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