On the day after a deadly bombing at the Kabul airport, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., calls for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring the House back from recess so lawmakers can vote on legislation that would prohibit withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan until all remaining Americans are evacuated, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
UPDATED 6:55 AM PT – Monday, August 30, 2021
House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is not ruling out impeaching Joe Biden over his failure in Afghanistan. In an interview Sunday, the representative said Congress has a constitutional responsibility to hold Biden and his officials accountable for the ongoing crisis.
McCarthy added, the Biden administration did not share with Congress its plans and data on the withdrawal. He stressed Biden’s officials apparently evaded congressional oversight. McCarthy went on to say GOP lawmakers are collecting the data and they may draft articles of impeachment against Biden if it’s supported by facts.
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Biden’s mishandling of the Afghan crisis is “much worse than Saigon.” During an interview Sunday, the Kentucky lawmaker said Vietnamese militants did not seek to attack the U.S. after the fall of Saigon in 1975.
However, the senator pointed out Islamic terrorists are now plotting against the U.S. because they are emboldened and excited by Biden’s weakness. He stressed the Taliban may try and take U.S. hostages while ISIS could stage terror attacks on U.S. soil.
McConnell added, Biden’s failure in Afghanistan is now sparking fears for the future of America.