Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) raises questions of whether it’s time to remove President Joe Biden by invoking 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?” Scott wrote on Twitter. The recent criticism of various crises the country is facing brought the question from the Sun Shine state Republican.
“Inflation is raging. The debt ceiling expired & U.S. debt is headed to $45 TRILLION. Kabul is falling to the Taliban & encounters in the #BidenBorderCrisis just hit a 20 YEAR HIGH. Democrats control the House, Senate & @WhiteHouse. What in the world is Joe Biden doing?” he wrote.
On Sunday, the world watched in horror as Taliban fighters controlled Afganistan’s presidential palace in Kabul; they declared themselves the new leaders of the war-torn country. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Mohammad Naeem, Taliban spokesperson, said the jihadist group was “ready to have a dialogue with all Afghan figures and will guarantee them the necessary protection.”
“Today is a great day for the Afghan people and the mujahideen. They have witnessed the fruits of their efforts and their sacrifices for 20 years,” the declared.”Thanks to God, the war is over in the country.”
Approximately 6,000 U.S troops will be deployed to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, assisting in evacuations. The U.S. embassy was evacuated on Sunday.
“We can confirm that the safe evacuation of all embassy personnel is now complete,” State Department spokesman Ned Price stated. “All embassy personnel are located on the premises of Hamid Karzai International Airport, whose perimeter is secured by the U.S. military.”
On Monday in Kabul’s main airport, thousands of Afgan’s rushed the tarmac, desperate to escape the Taliban. They held on as a military plane took off and fell to their death. U.S. officials claim at least seven people have died in the chaos.
The Taliban took over the capital in less than a week. There are no significant reports of fighting or abuses; residents have reminded home fearful as the insurgents emptied prisons and looted armories as they advanced.