The Taliban’s near-immediate takeover of Afghanistan has prompted rising concerns regarding the fate of Afghan nationals and those who helped American troops during its occupation. Now, some lawmakers who oppose US President Joe Biden’s continued withdrawal push are calling for impeachment if allies are left stranded.
Tossing niceties aside, US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is calling for US President Joe Biden to be impeached if he ultimately fails to live up to his side of the withdrawal deal by abandoning allies in Afghanistan.
Graham backed a potential impeachment initiative during a Friday interview on Fox News after he was asked about reports that detailed Taliban forces were going “door-to-door” to round up any Afghan nationals who provided support to US troops.
“We’re duty-bound to get every American citizen out, we’re honor-bound to get those Afghans who fought along our side out.”
“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,” he stressed.
The congressman further pointed out that the UK and French governments had both undertaken their own efforts to evacuate their respective nationals as well as Afghan allies who had assisted soldiers. The UK deployed some 900 troops to Afghanistan whereas France deployed an unspecified number of forces to…