ABUJA – Republican Senator representing South Carolina, Lindsey Graham has again called for the impeachment of President Joe Biden.
He made the call over the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan, accusing him of “ignored sound advice” and has “been this way for 40 years”.
Multiple explosions near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan wounded many and killed at least 12 American service members.
And Graham, who was close to Biden when the US President was a senator and vice-president to Barack Obama, is demanding for his immediate impeachment.
On Sunday, amid a cacophony of comment and invective over Afghanistan from Biden’s advisers and opponents, Graham gave a short interview to CBS’s Face the Nation.
“You cannot break [Islamic State’s] will through drone attacks. You’ve got to have people on the ground hitting these people day in and day out. You can’t do it over the horizon.
“[Biden] deserves a lot of accountability for this. And I’m sure it will be coming.
“I think it’s dereliction of duty to leave hundreds of Americans behind enemy lines, turn them into hostages, to abandon thousands of Afghans who fought honourably along our side, to create conditions for another 9/11 that are now through the roof,” said Graham.
As a senator, Graham was a juror in Trump’s two impeachment trials. He voted against convicting him for seeking dirt on Biden in Ukraine and inciting the deadly Capitol riot.
“Yeah, I think [Biden’s] been derelict in his duties as commander-in-chief,” Graham told CBS. “I don’t think he got bad advice and took it. I think he ignored sound advice.
“And this is Joe Biden being Joe Biden. He’s been this way for 40 years, but now he’s the commander-in-chief. He’s not a senator. He’s not the vice-president. These are commander-in-chief decisions. I think the best you could describe is dereliction of duty at the highest level.”