Biden’s impeachment over Afghanistan

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Calls for President Biden’s impeachment over Afghanistan withdrawal handling

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A US senator has suggested President Joe Biden be impeached over his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal.

The chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee pledged to hold hearings to investigate what went wrong, saying “it is not a Democratic or Republican problem”.

Republicans blame President Biden, saying the chaotic scenes and hasty evacuations could have been avoided with better plans to withdraw US troops.

On Twitter, the chair of the Senate GOP campaign arm raised the prospect of using the 25th Amendment to discharge President Biden from office.

Given the Taliban was able to take over the country more quickly than the president expected, the White House says once evacuations are completed it will review what could have been done differently.

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