There is zero chance of President Biden stepping down or being impeached over the situation in Afghanistan following the hastened and humiliating pullout of US troops that provoked waves of criticism towards him, claims Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution’s Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy.
Speaking for TASS, O’Hanlon noted that it’s also unlikely the events in Afghanistan would result with stepping down of high-ranking members of the Washington administration like US State Secretary Antony Blinken or the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
He expressed doubts such scenario is possible since it was President Biden that ultimately made the big decision, not his team or any other high-ranking representative of his administration
O’Hanlon believes that with regard to the foreign policy aspect of Afghanistan events, there’s a possibility that apart with its allies, the US would work with Russia, China and the Taliban on establishing their moderated behavior and policies that would earn them diplomatic recognition, access to foreign funding for Afghanistan and humanitarian assistance in a foreseeable future.
Following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, Louisiana’s Congressman Clay Higgins and 25 GOP colleagues introduced a resolution calling for Biden’s resignation along with the resignations of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman’s Mark Milley.
As the Freedom Caucus formally demanded President Biden to resign, House Republicans have pledged to hold Biden and his administration accountable for the disastrous situation caused by the quick exit of the US from Afghanistan.