Impeach Joe Biden Calls Grow After Taliban Seize Power In Afghanistan

Calls to impeach U.S. President Joe Biden have grown following the withdrawal of most of the U.S. military from Afghanistan and President Ashraf Ghani ceding power to the Taliban.

Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has said that she's working on articles of impeachment, "because i'm so disgusted with Joe Biden."

Speaking on War Room Pandemic podcast with host Steve Bannon, Greene confirmed, "I have my team right now working on articles of impeachment."

"You know I've already filed one set of articles of impeachment. But his failure as a president is unspeakable," she added.

Florida Senator Rick Scott has also raised the prospect of Biden's removal after the collapse of Afghanistan to the Taliban. Scott, who is chari fo the Senate GOP campaign arm, said on Twitter: "We must confront a serious question: Is Joe Biden capable of discharging the duties of his office or has time come to exercise the provisions of the 25th Amendment?"

After the disastrous events in Afghanistan, we must confront a serious question: Is Joe Biden capable of discharging the duties of his office or has time come to exercise the provisions of the 25th Amendment? https://t.co/l1bFrUdZH9

— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) August 16, 2021

The remarks about the president by prominent politicians come as the #ImpeachBiden hashtag went viral on social media, become one of the highest trends on Twitter on Monday morning.

Candace Owens, one of the most prominent political spokespeople on the platform with 2.8 million followers, shared a photo comparing America's exit by helicopter from Vietnam and from Afghanistan with the words, "Biden's Saigon. #ImpeachBiden."

Biden’s Saigon. #ImpeachBiden https://t.co/yrsCKO0jsJ

— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 15, 2021

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's ex-attorney and former mayor of New York, was quick to criticize Biden, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Twitter.

"It's such a bad #BidenDisaster, it may lead to an #IMPEACHBIDENNOW. Then #IMPEACHBIDENHARRIS will lead #PelosiDisaster," Giuliani tweeted on Sunday evening to his 1.1 million followers.

It’s such a bad #BidenDisaster, it may lead to an #IMPEACHBIDENNOW.

Then #IMPEACHBIDENHARRIS will lead #PelosiDisaster.

— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 15, 2021

Amy Tarkanian, former Nevada GOP chairwoman, tweeted that Biden could not remain "Commander In Chief" after the weekend's events in Afghanistan.

"The Cabinet should immediately invoke the 25th Amendment. If they won't do that, the Congress should move to impeach him. Him remaining as our Commander In Chief is a national security threat," Tarkanian said.

Jerome Bell, a Trump-supporting Republican who is running for Congress in Virginia's Congressional District, tweeted with a screenshot alleging that Biden lied about military intelligence on Afghanistan. The military intelligence allegedly informed him that for the months leading up to the U.S. withdrawal the Afghan army was surrendering in their "hundreds, sometimes thousands all over the country" to the Taliban. Biden said in a July 8 press conference that the Afghanistan military was capable of subverting the Taliban.

"Boom. #ImpeachBiden," Jerome Bell wrote on Twitter.

Newsweek has contacted the White House for comment.

Like Biden, Trump also supported the policy of withdrawing from Afghanistan.

The streets of Kabul were quiet on Monday, after the Taliban stormed into the presidential palace on Sunday night and declared the war in Afghanistan to be over.

There were scenes of chaos at Kabul airport, where thousands looked to flee the country fearing retaliation by the Taliban for their association with the West and Ghani's government.

Ghani later posted on Facebook that he had chosen to leave his country to avert bloodshed in a Kabul that had been overrun by the Taliban. He said that "countless patriots would be martyred and the city of Kabul would be destroyed" if he had remained there. Afghan TV network Tolo News suggested that Ghani fled to neighboring Tajikistan.

The U.S. and other Western countries were also scrambling to evacuate diplomats, embassy workers and citizens stranded in the central Asian country. The U.S. sent 1,000 more troops back into the country to guard the military side of the airport and assist with the evacuations.

The president, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top government officials are also coming under intense pressure from the media over the collapse of the Afghan government.

CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said Biden must feel "humiliated" watching footage from Kabul showing the chaotic U.S. exit from the central Asian country. He added that it had been "a political disaster."

Biden—who has been at the Camp David presidential retreat during the Taliban advance—is expected to address the nation on Afghanistan in the coming days.

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President Joe Biden speaks about prescription drug prices and his "Build Back Better" agenda from the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Washington. Calls to impeach Biden have grown across social media, following the withdrawal of most of the U.S. military from Afghanistan and Afghan President Ghani quickly ceding power of the country to the Taliban. Evan Vucci/AP Photo