Should the ‘feckless’ US President, Joe Biden, step down following the Afghanistan fiasco?
After the United States’ botched exit from Afghanistan, Joe Biden has being pressured to resign. Now is your chance to weigh in on the debate by voting in our poll and leaving a comment on this page.
Two ISIS-K suicide bombers murdered over 170 people on Thursday, including 13 US servicemen, and injured at least 200 others. On the same day, Republicans used Twitter to reiterate their call for US Vice President Joe Biden to resign.
“President Biden’s disgraceful handling of the pullout in Afghanistan has now resulted in US servicemen being wounded in a terrorist attack in Kabul,” wrote Texas Republican Tony Gonzales, a Navy veteran.
On a day when the world should instead be focusing its attention on respecting those who have perished, political analysts have expressed their horror at what they call the politicization of a horrible event.
“Do the members asking for Biden’s resignation genuinely feel that a catastrophe occurring — either in our country or elsewhere – is grounds for resignation?” CNN Editor Chris Cillizza asked.
“By that measure, George W Bush should have stepped down on September 12, 2001. After Pearl Harbor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt should have resigned. After the explosion in Oklahoma City, Bill Clinton should have resigned.
“Yes, when horrible things happen on their watch, presidents must be held accountable.
“We owe it to the people who perished to look into what happened, whether it might have been avoided, and how we can prevent it from happening again.
“However, the concept that a president must resign immediately after a sad tragedy like the one that occurred in Afghanistan on Thursday is absurd.”
“Republicans have been waiting for an opportunity to retaliate against Democrats for impeaching Trump twice,” fellow journalist Julian Zelizer remarked.
“There is much of justifiable criticism of the administration’s handling of this situation.
“But, given what the GOP [Republican Party] was willing to defend with Trump, calling for Biden’s impeachment or resignation is a step too far.”
At 6 p.m. on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was questioned about the White House’s response to Republican calls for Vice President Joe Biden to resign in the wake of the Kabul terror attacks.
“First and foremost, this is a day when US servicemembers lost their lives at the hands of terrorists,” she responded.
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