Fourth District Congressman Mike Johnson issued a statement Tuesday calling on President Joe Biden to resign from office. His statement specifically names troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, and the president’s plan, for his call to resign.
“President Biden’s exit from Afghanistan has been an unmitigated disaster,” the statement read. “His decisions to relinquish military installations and assets and withdraw U.S. troops before completing the necessary evacuations of Americans and allies will be remembered as perhaps the greatest and most confounding foreign policy mistake in our history.
“As a result of his Administration’s rush to meet an arbitrary political deadline, 13 American soldiers have been killed, at least hundreds of Americans and thousands of allied Afghans have been left behind enemy lines, and the security of our homeland is now in serious question.
“This is more than a broken promise. It is a betrayal of our national duty and a dangerous stain on our international credibility.
“President Biden abandoned his promise to rescue all of our fellow countrymen simply to meet his arbitrary pledge to the Taliban to withdraw U.S. forces by August 31.
“This stunning sequence of failures by the President demonstrates his inability to carry out his responsibilities as Commander in Chief of this nation.
“As we press for Congressional investigations and full accountability into what has transpired, it is clear that President Biden should resign.”
Johnson is the Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference, a member of the House Judiciary and Armed Services Committees, and a former constitutional law litigator.