House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, said Friday that Republicans will take measures to hold President Biden “accountable” for the debacle in Afghanistan.
McCarthy was answering a question about the calls by Republicans for Biden to be impeached. While he didn’t directly say impeachment would occur, he definitely kept it squarely on the table.
Republicans are likely to have control of the House after the 2022 elections, and many will be looking for payback for the two impeachments to which Democrats subjected Donald Trump.
“Look, I’m extremely frustrated with this president. As I’ve said, if you want to be president of the free world, you have to have the faith, the trust, and the confidence of the American public. President Biden lost that yesterday,” McCarthy said.
“There will be a day of reckoning. We have a constitutional rights. Right now, in the next five days, everyone’s responsibility should only be focused on getting the Americans out. That is what we should focus on. When that day passes, we can take up anything that hold accountable for the actions that have been taken, the lies that have been given, the misdecisions that have put Americans in harm’s way, and the decision to leave Americans behind. That choice, and that answer, should never be given as a president of the United States.”