White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to calls by two Republican senators for President Biden’s resignation over the catastrophe in Afghanistan by saying it is “not a day for politics.”
Senators Josh Hawley (MO) and Marsha Blackburn (TN) called on Biden to resign following a pair of suicide bombings around Kabul airport that killed at least 13 American soldiers and dozens of Afghans.
“This is the product of Joe Biden’s catastrophic failure of leadership,” Hawley said. “It is now painfully clear he has neither the will nor the capacity to lead. He must resign.”
“Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Antony Blinken, Lloyd Austin and General Milley should all resign or face impeachment and removal from office,” added Blackburn in a tweet.
The Defense Department confirms that 13 U.S. military personnel were killed in the attack – 10 Marines, 2 Army soldiers, and one Navy corpsman – and an additional 72 Afghans lost their lives in the attack.
Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Antony Blinken, Lloyd Austin and General Milley should all resign or face impeachment and removal from office.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) August 26, 2021
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Psaki Dismisses Calls For Biden’s Resignation
When questioned by a reporter over calls for Biden’s resignation, Psaki indicated the somberness of the moment should have led Republicans to rally around the President rather than question his ability to lead.
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“This is a day where U.S. service members, 12 of them, lost their lives at the hands of terrorists,” Psaki sternly replied during a Thursday briefing. “It is not a day for politics.”
“We would expect that any American, whether they are elected or not, would stand with us in our commitment to going after and fighting and killing those terrorists wherever they live and to honoring the lives of service members, that’s what this day is for.”
Psaki asked about calls for Biden to resign:
“It is not a day for politics. We would expect that any American…would stand with us in our commitment to going after and fighting and killing those terrorists wherever they live…” pic.twitter.com/Cm9gsDGAPy
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 26, 2021
The problem is, it never works that way for Psaki’s side. Every day is a day for politics.
The left, of course, has never met a shooting that they didn’t immediately pounce on as a means to argue for strict gun control in America.
They mocked the idea of offering thoughts and prayers for victims.
And they certainly were willing to politicize every possible story as a means to call on former President Trump’s resignation since 2016.
Suddenly they’re demanding respect during a solemn and sad time for America.
Democrats literally talked about all of those things on a daily basis for four years.
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) August 27, 2021
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Should He Resign?
Calls for President Biden’s resignation have been amplified since the start of the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, resulting in Taliban control of the country and the ensuing terror attack Americans witnessed yesterday.
His press conference to reassure the nation didn’t help matters.
Biden at alternate times seemed incoherent, detached, and projected weakness.
He again failed to take responsibility, and immediately blamed others for the botched handling of his withdrawal.
WATCH: Joe Biden says he takes “responsibility” for the botched withdrawal, then immediately blames Trump. pic.twitter.com/gGXZv0tCIS
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 26, 2021
And Biden refused to admit any mistakes while doubling down on policies that have led to the deaths of Americans.
Joe Biden says it was not a mistake to depend on the Taliban for security outside the Kabul airport. pic.twitter.com/yzakdCC4rw
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 26, 2021
In addition, President Biden refused to deny reports that officials in his administration provided the Taliban with what one official referred to as a “kill list” of the names of Americans and Afghan allies.
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