(FreedomBeacon.com)- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has another issue on her hands. Some Republicans in Washington are openly calling for her to start impeaching proceedings against her party’s own leader, President Joe Biden.
On Monday night, a group of GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Pelosi, calling on her to hold the president accountable for his role in abandoning Americans over in Afghanistan. They are calling Biden’s handling of the exit from the country as disastrous.
The letter was signed by five Republican Representatives — Yvette Herrell from New Mexico, Pete Sessions from Texas, Jeff Van Drew from New Jersey, Ronny Jackson from Texas and Claudia Tenney from New York.
In part, the letter read:
“The American people must have full confidence in their Commander in Chief’s judgment and ability to protect our country and respond decisively to national security threats.
“We have no confidence in President Joseph R. Biden’s ability to carry out his duties as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.
“His unilateral, reckless decision to retreat from Afghanistan was done against the advice of military and national security experts, and it has now put thousands of American military personnel, citizens and Afghan allies in grave peril. Tragically, at least 12 service members have lost their lives in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in the last decade.”
There are now no more American troops stationed in Afghanistan, after the August 31 deadline Biden put forth has passed. Still, there are hundreds of U.S. citizens who are still there.
The Biden administration has promised to continue working to safely evacuate every American — and as many Afghan allies and vulnerable people as possible — even though U.S. troops are no longer there. How effective that will be, though, is anyone’s guess at this point.
The Taliban now has full control of Afghanistan, and terrorist groups such as ISIS-K are carrying out violent acts, such as the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that left 12 U.S. service members and more than 170 people dead.
Biden has taken the brunt of the scrutiny for this mess that he has created in only a few short months in the White House. This is why the GOP legislators sent their letter to Pelosi.
“President Biden refuses to take responsibility for his actions and continues to mishandle the deteriorating situation at every step. In addition, he has deliberately misled the American people in response to questions posed by the media. Free nations around the world look to the United States for leadership, and President Biden has proven definitively, and repeatedly, since this crisis began that he is not capable of effectively executing his duties as our Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world.”
“As members of Congress, we have the duty to oversee the Executive Branch and provide for the common defense of the United States of America. We do not have confidence in President Biden’s ability to continue serving as Commander-in-Chief. It is after much consideration and with heavy hearts at the current state of our nation that we call upon you, Speaker of the House of Representatives, to begin impeachment proceedings immediately.”