There’s no question that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan was summarily botched by the Biden administration. Now, as thousands of Americans and Afghans who allied with America remain stranded in the country’s capital of Kabul amid a Taliban takeover, one member of Congress is calling for accountability.
Newsweek reports that U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has announced her intent to file articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden in a bid to get him forcibly removed from office.
Greene’s team is working “right now”
Greene first broke the news Monday during an appearance on the War Room Pandemic podcast hosted by former Trump adviser Steve Bannon.
“I have my team right now working on articles of impeachment,” the congresswoman said, according to Newsweek. “Because I’m so disgusted with Joe Biden.”
She added: “You know I’ve already filed one set of articles of impeachment. But his failure as a president is unspeakable.”
Greene indeed filed articles of impeachment against Biden just one day after he was sworn in as president, citing alleged corruption involving the president’s son Hunter and his questionable foreign business dealings.
“Paying them with weapons”
Now, Greene is once again issuing calls for Biden to be ousted, this time for “losing” the war in Afghanistan.
Greene also reportedly referenced unconfirmed rumors that Biden’s administration had paid the Taliban not to attack American troops or civilians during the ongoing and disorderly evacuation process, as well as billions of dollars worth of U.S. weapons and equipment has reportedly been seized by the militant group.
“I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they were paying the Taliban,” Greene said of the White House, according to Salon. “After all, they’re already paying them with weapons, vehicles, Blackhawk helicopters, because the Afghan Army is handing them over as fast as possible.”
More to come?
She then linked that massive loss of arms with incessant efforts by Biden and fellow Democrats to impose stricter gun control laws on American citizens.
“I mean if you want to think about it — any time any Democrat ever speaks to America about gun control again, and they want to talk to you about your AR-15s, you tell them right now; how many weapons and how many semi-automatic weapons did you hand over to terrorists in Afghanistan, to the Taliban, ISIS, and possibly al-Qaida?” Greene said, as Salon reported.
At this point, it doesn’t appear Greene has filed her latest articles of impeachment, and it remains to be seen whether the move would garner widespread Republican support. But even if the president doesn’t lose his job over it, you can bet Americans won’t forget about the biggest blunder of Biden’s career when midterms roll around next November.