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McConnell: Biden will not be impeached

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US President Joe Biden will not be impeached or removed from office for how his administration handled the withdrawal from Afghanistan. That said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) last Wednesday.

Many Republicans in both the House and Senate have called on President Biden to resign or face impeachment. The reason is how he handled the situation in Afghanistan. More than 100 American citizens and tens of thousands of allies are still stranded in the Asian country after the 'evacuation' ended last Monday.

Mitch McConnell turned down the possibility of impeachment at an event in Kentucky.

“Well, look, the President will not be removed from office. There is a Democratic House, a narrow Democratic Senate. It's not going to happen. There will be no impeachment.” 

“The report you get is every two years. I think this kind of behavior is being adjusted in this country at the ballot box, I don't think it's likely we're going to see a typical midterm response to a new government. … Normally there is a bit of 'buyer's remorse'.” - Mitch McConnell

Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) have all called for an impeachment of Biden. Other Republicans have called for using the 25th Amendment to remove Biden from office. That way, the cabinet, with Vice President Kamala Harris, can remove the President from office and the Vice President would take over.

Of course, the US cabinet isn't going to do this, because as bad as President Joe Biden is, the Democrats need him to have another chance at winning. As Vice President, Kamala Harris' approval ratings are in the gutter. According to the LA Times' Approval Ratings, the VP 43 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval, that is -6 percent approval.

And the President himself? By RealClearPolitics average, Biden has an approval of 45,8 percent and a disapproval of 49,2 percent, so that's a -3,4 percent approval. And some well-respected polling agencies, such as Rasmussen, who has been closest to the final result in the previous number of election cycles, have the President on a -14 percent approval (42-56).

Biden blames everyone… except himself

President Biden defended his act of withdrawing in a speech to the country last Monday. He argued that no withdrawal could have gone "smoothly", that even after he promised months of land a "safe and orderly" withdrawal.

Meanwhile, 13 US servicemen have died and 18 have been injured in an attack by ISIS-K, an al-Qaeda ally, at Hamid Karzai International Airport. And when the coffins of the 13 Americans returned to Dover Airforce Base, the President apparently found it necessary to check his watch after every coffin that came out of the plane.

He also spoke to the next of kin only about his own son, Beau Biden, who died of cancer. And he would have become angry when the relatives insisted on talking about their own, recently returned, deceased children.

President Biden said he was ultimately responsible, but blamed former President Donald Trump for a deal he struck with the Taliban. This deal would see America withdrawn on May 1, 2021, if the Taliban met a list of conditions.

Biden has had no problem with dozens of Donald Trump policies to roll back, from border policy to health policy. But for some reason this would be THE terrain where his predecessor would have bound him to something that could not be reversed. This line of reasoning cannot be followed because it is complete nonsense.

 


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