The House Freedom Caucus held a Tuesday press conference calling for the resignations of President Joe Biden, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and General Mark Milley.
Republican Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins introduced resolutions calling for their resignations prior to the press conference. The group of House Republicans slammed Biden and his administration, saying they failed at their job after at least 13 U.S. service members were killed in one of the deadliest days for U.S. service members in Afghanistan in over a decade.
The Republicans also pushed for a vote on a resolution to impeach Secretary Of State Antony Blinken introduced Friday by Republican Reps. Ralph Norman of South Carolina and Andy Harris of Maryland. They said Biden, and specifically, Blinken were solely responsible for the ongoing bloodshed in Afghanistan.
“America faces a great division coming into this era of unspeakable grief as we look upon the failure of our executive branch to execute a well-planned withdrawal of American forces, citizens, allies, and weaponry in Afghanistan. This administration has abandoned its oath to the American people, and it is the right thing to do for President Biden, Secretary Austin, and Chairman Milley to step down,” Higgins said in a statement.
“If a sitting President resigns, the constitutional process of succession will immediately move forward as our Founding Fathers intended. I call upon the President to embrace this moment and resign,” Higgins added.
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At the press conference, House Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Andy Biggs said, “We call upon, most somberly, the resignation of this president, Joe Biden.”
In the Senate, Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has called for Biden to be impeached, saying he signed a “death warrant for thousands” then-stranded in Afghanistan. (RELATED: ‘Biden Has Signed Death Warrant For Thousands’: Lindsey Graham Goes Off On Biden Over Afghanistan Withdrawal Debacle)
Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley called for President Joe Biden to resign Thursday, saying, “Our nation is forever indebted to the brave Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice today.”
“[W]e remember as well the innocent Afghanis who needlessly perished. Joe Biden has now overseen the deadliest day for US troops in Afghanistan in over a decade, and the crisis grows worse by the hour.” (RELATED: ‘He Must Resign’ — Sen. Josh Hawley Slams Biden, Calls On Him To Resign)
“We must reject the falsehood peddled by a feckless president that this was the only option for withdrawal. This is the product of Joe Biden’s catastrophic failure of leadership. It is now painfully clear he has neither the will nor the capacity to lead. He must resign,” Hawley added.
Tennesee Sen. Marsha Blackburn has also called for Biden to resign.