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McConnell Weighs In on Calls To Impeach Biden Over Afghanistan

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is speaking out about calls to impeach President Joe Biden over the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Kentucky senator was asked during an event on Wednesday if Biden’s behavior is impeachable.

“Well, look the president is not going to be removed from office,” McConnell responded during an event in his home state. “I think the way these behaviors get adjusted in this country is at the ballot box.”

He added, “There isn’t going to be an impeachment.”

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McConnell’s comments come as Biden has been criticized for the execution of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

While the president has defended the withdrawal, several Republican lawmakers have called for his resignation or impeachment.

Last month, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) said in a statement, “I cannot look my constituents in the eye, many of who are veterans, and tell them that the President of the United States can perform the duties entrusted to him by the Constitution. Calling on the leader of the free world to resign his office immediately weighs heavy on my heart, but this must happen to restore American’s [sic] safety both at home and abroad, our honor, and faith in the Chief Executive to faithfully execute the duties of the President.”

“President Joseph R. Biden must resign immediately,” he added.

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And Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Biden should be impeached. He added, “This is dereliction of duty by the commander-in-chief. This makes it harder to fight future wars.”

Meanwhile, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) said that Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken should be impeached, as IJR reported.

In a speech on Tuesday, Biden said that the Aug. 31 deadline to complete with withdrawal was not “an arbitrary deadline” and instead “was designed to save American lives.”

He also claimed, “The bottom line is that there is no evacuation from the end of a war that you can run without the kind of complexities, challenges and threats that we faced. None.”

While the U.S. successfully evacuated more than 120,000 people since the end of July, the effort was not without challenges or tragedy.

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On Thursday, a suicide bombing killed 13 U.S. service members and left scores of Afghan civilians dead. Additionally, while the evacuations wrapped up on Monday, up to 200 Americans and thousands of Afghans were left behind.

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