The Afghanistan failure may be the last straw for Joe Biden and his time as president as one Senator is now weighing impeaching the senile old man via the 25th amendment.
Republican Sen. Rick Scott floated the idea of removing Biden from office after Afghanistan fell to the Taliban during a catastrophic U.S. withdrawal from the country.
“Inflation is raging. The debt ceiling expired & U.S. debt is headed to $45 TRILLION. Kabul is falling to the Taliban & encounters in the #BidenBorderCrisis just hit a 20 YEAR HIGH. Democrats control the House, Senate & @WhiteHouse. What in the world is Joe Biden doing?” Scott tweeted last week.
This week, he quoted the same tweet while adding: “After the disastrous events in Afghanistan, we must confront a serious question: Is Joe Biden capable of discharging the duties of his office or has time come to exercise the provisions of the 25th Amendment?”
The 25th Amendment is designed to strip a president of their authority if the vice president and a majority of cabinet members tell Congress that the president “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” The amendment has historically been used in cases of medical emergency.
The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan over the weekend, capturing major cities, military installations, and eventually the capital city of Kabul as the country’s government fell.
Biden was forced to send more troops into Afghanistan to help with a chaotic evacuation of personnel, diplomatic staff, American citizens, and Afghan refugees from Karzai International Airport.
Biden, who has been on vacation throughout all of this, flew back to Washington, D.C., on Monday from Camp David, to give a short speech before returning to the presidential vacation spot just hours later.
In a short speech, Biden directly addressed the situation in Afghanistan, trying to blame former President Donald Trump and the Afghan military and government for the country falling to the Taliban.
“When I came into office, I inherited a deal that President Trump negotiated with the Taliban. Under his agreement, U.S. forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1, 2021 – just a little over three months after I took office,” Biden said. “The choice I had to make as your president was to either follow through on that agreement, or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season.”
“There was no status quo of stability without American casualties after May 1,” he continued. “There was only the cold reality of either following through on the agreement to withdraw our forces, or escalating the conflict and sending thousands more American troops back into combat in Afghanistan, lurching into the third decade of conflict.”
The reality is, however, that President Biden was incapable of successfully orchestrating the American withdrawal from Afghanistan – supporting the belief by many that the Democrat president is grossly incompetent and should not be the commander in chief of the most powerful nation in the world.
“I always promised the American people that I would be straight with you. The truth is, this did unfold more quickly than we anticipated,” Biden continued in his statement. “So what’s happened? Afghanistan political leaders gave up and fled the country. The Afghan military collapsed, some without trying to fight. If anything, the developments of the past week reinforce that ending U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan now was the right decision. American troops cannot and should not be fighting in a war, and dying in a war, that Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves.”
Author: Steve Rawls