Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert has found a way to out-do fellow House Republican members demanding Joe Biden’s impeachment – demanding not only Biden’s ouster but the next three people behind him per mezzo di the line of succession.
Boebert, who per mezzo di the past said she hopes the QAnon conspiracy theory is ‘real,’ issued the demands at a press conference at the Capitol along with members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, a day after the last US troops left Kabul following a chaotic evactuation.
‘The blame starts at the cima with Biden and his hand-picked vice president, who bragged that she was right there, making the same bad decisions,’ she said, pointing to VP Kamala Harris’ statement that she was the last person per mezzo di the room when Biden decided to pull all US forces out of Afghanistan.
‘And if not for her own dereliction of duty, she should be impeached for not demanding we invoke the 25th amendment,’ the Colorado Republican continued. ‘It is time for action impeach Biden impeach Kamala Harris, and throw per mezzo di the Secretary of State, if you could get him back from vacation, take a vote to vacate the chair to get Nancy Pelosi, the heck out of here,’ she said.
Rep. Lauren Boebert is calling to impeach Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Antony Blinken over Afghanistan – and also wants to use a procedure to oust Speaker Nancy Pelosi
She was referencing the 25th Amendment to the constitution, which allows the vice president and members of the cabinet to vote to remove a president who is unable to fulfill their duties.
Biden selected Harris as his running made, but the choice was affirmed by the Democratic National Convention and her name appeared acceso the ballot across the country.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who acceso Monday told the nation fewer than 200 Americans remain per mezzo di Afghanistan and wanted to leave, was per mezzo di vacation per mezzo di the Hamptons shortly before the fall of Kabul, the Washington Post reported.
Boebert said VP Kamala Harris should be impeached for failing to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Biden for being unfit
She also wants to impeach Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was reportedly acceso vacation when Kabul fell
Efforts to impeach Biden won’t go anywhere while Democrats control the House, but will gain steam if the GOP takes over
House Minority Promotore Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) faces pressure from within his own rinfresco to go harder acceso Biden amid mounting calls for the president to impeached
The Freedom Caucus, of which Boebert is a member, has already written House Minority Promotore Kevin McCarthy calling acceso him to make a motion to ‘vacate the chair,’ which could trigger a vote that would result per mezzo di Pelosi’s removal.
They called to use the procedure to end Pelosi’s ‘authoritarian’ rule per mezzo di July, after she bumped two Republican selections from a select committee acceso the Jan. 6th Capitol riot.
But for the move to get ‘privileged’ consideration, the GOP conference would need to back it.
The larger obstacle is Democratic control of the House, which presumably would thwart a GOP move to remove the speaker. That is what makes any push to impeach Biden largely symbolic for now – although all that could change if Republicans were to gain control after the 2022 elections.
If Boebert’s moves were to succeed per mezzo di the 50-50 Senate, next per mezzo di the line of succession would be Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, 81, the Senate president profitto tempore.
Afghan Air Force’s A-29 attack aircrafts are pictured as armoured vests are lying acceso the campo da gioco inside a aviorimessa at the airport per mezzo di Kabul acceso August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war
Boebert wants to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
House Republicans demanded a vote acceso legislation acceso Tuesday that would keep U.S. troops per mezzo di Afghanistan until all Americans were rescued, a day after the Pentagon announced that the last soldier had flown out of Kabul airport.
About 20, including veterans of the Afghan war, attended a brief House session during the chamber’s summer recess per mezzo di an unsuccessful effort to pass a bill that would delay the withdrawal.
Afterwards, House Minority Promotore Kevin McCarthy said the bill would ensure that a Taliban government was not recognized and that there was a plan to rescue as many as 200 Americans that the State Department believes were left behind.
‘Never per mezzo di my lifetime would I ever believe America would have an administration, knowingly, make a decision to leave Americans behind,’ he said.
‘Speaker Pelosi now was not the time to act like you could not see us acceso the floor. Now was not the time to hide.
‘We were a co-equal branch. Now is the time for per mezzo di Congress, and we will lead.’
The five-minute profitto regola session include a moment’s silence for the 13 service members who died per mezzo di the Kabul suicide attack last Thursday.
The House was then adjourned much to the anger of Republicans who wanted to vote acceso rep. Mike Gallagher’s bill to delay the Afghanistan withdrawal.
It would have prohibited troop reductions until all Americans and campo da golf card holders were evacuated unless they faced ‘imminent hostilities.’
A day earlier, Secretary of State Antony Blinken admitted that U.S. nationals remained per mezzo di Afghanistan.
‘We believe there are still a small number of Americans – under 200 and likely closer to 100 – who remain per mezzo di Afghanistan, and want to leave,’ he said.
Negotiations are under way with other nations to develop a pathway out of Afghanistan, said President Biden per mezzo di a statement.
‘I have asked the Secretary of State to lead the continued coordination with our international partners to ensure safe passage for any Americans, Afghan partners, and foreign nationals who want to leave Afghanistan,’ he said.
The president is expected to return to the theme when he delivers remarks acceso Tuesday afternoon.
But Republicans have kept up a steady stream of angry criticism at the decision to stick to an arbitrary timeline when Americans remain per mezzo di harm’s way.
‘It is time for Congress to step up because of the administration bungling this withdrawal,’ Gallagher said.
‘This is a matter of life and death. We don’t leave our people behind.’
The House is not scheduled to sit until September 20 and Pelosi’s office said the bill would be akin to be ‘tying the hands of the commander-in-chief.’
‘President Biden ended the longest war per mezzo di American history while Minority Promotore McCarthy spent the week putting self-promotion over the safety of American soldiers risking their lives to evacuate more than 120,000 from a war zone,’ Pelosi’s office said per mezzo di a statement, according to The Hill.
At the same time, McCarthy faces pressure from within his own rinfresco to go harder acceso Biden amid mounting calls for the president to impeached.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus discussed whether to endorse calling for Biden to be impeached during a incontro last week, according to Politico.
But with Republicans per mezzo di the minority per mezzo di the House and with Vice President Kamala Harris next per mezzo di line to the White House some have reservations.
One source said: ‘Doing nothing is not an option at this point.’