Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he will personally lead the charge to have President Joe Biden impeached if a single American or Afghan ally is left in Afghanistan.
Appearing on Fox News, Graham declared:
“We’re duty-bound to get every American citizen out, we’re honor-bound to get those Afghans who fought along our side out.
“If we leave one American behind, if we don’t get all those Afghans who stepped up to the plate to help us out, then Joe Biden, in my view, has committed a high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution and should be impeached.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says if we leave one American or Afghan that helped us behind, “then Joe Biden in my view has committed a high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution and should be impeached.” pic.twitter.com/ugrntsI0On
— The Recount (@therecount) August 20, 2021
Those are strong words, especially when you consider they’re coming from a man who refused to impeach former President Donald Trump on TWO separate occasions. Graham voted against impeaching Trump for the Ukraine extortion fiasco and also gave the Donald a pass on inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Also, the sudden removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan was put into motion by Trump, not Biden. Back in May of 2020, Trump sent then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with a Taliban delegation in Doha, Qatar, and made it clear the U.S. would no longer remain in the country after being there for 20 years.
Chris Cillizza notes on CNN.com:
“So, the two impeachments of Trump were purely partisan and driven by hatred of Trump, but Graham’s call for Biden to be impeached unless every single Afghan who helped the US over two decades is successfully extricated from the country is totally justified?“I mean, come on.”
I don’t remember the senator applying that high standard when Trump pulled out of Syria and abandoned our Kurdish allies? 🤔
— Carlos Rosado (@crosado1968) August 20, 2021
What about the insurrection incited by trump on our Capitol building @LindseyGrahamSC?
— KamalaUnleashed2020 (@KUnleashed2020) August 20, 2021
This right here? This is the look of a man who sold his soul. And for what? pic.twitter.com/mwlNPKUB7q
— ZukiRex^2 (@2Zukirex) August 20, 2021
Interesting that’s an impeachable offense but not the former guy stoking a riot and insurrection on the us capital and people dying. Ok cool got it.
— Lee (@dlr1095) August 20, 2021
They don’t get that their emperor with no clothes was impeached twice for being an actual, criminal, buffoon so now they think impeachment is for stinky farts in meetings or just any nonsense that pops into their heads in the shower.
— It literally says “well regulated” 📜 (@shawnschexy) August 20, 2021
Sit down, Lindsey. Your hypocrisy is showing.
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