WASHINGTON, D.C. – JULY 30: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks on southern border security and illegal immigration, during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 30, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
UPDATED 3:36 PM PT – Friday, August 20, 2021
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Joe Biden deserves to be impeached if the U.S. leaves Americans and allies behind in Afghanistan. The South Carolina senator made the comments during an interview on Friday where he claimed the move would constitute as a high crime and misdemeanor.
Graham added the Biden administration is “duty-bound” to retrieve American citizens and “honor-bound” to protect Afghan allies who aided the U.S. Graham added to his statement, “if we leave one American behind. If we don’t get all those Afghans who stepped up to the plate to help us out then Joe Biden, in my view, has committed a high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution and should be impeached.”
His sentiment comes as the U.S. looks to evacuate thousands of U.S. citizens still in Afghanistan.