A group of Republican lawmakers has written an open letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging her to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden immediately.

The letter was sent to Pelosi on Monday evening by Reps. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Ronny Jackson (R-TX), Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), Pete Sessions (R-TX), and Yvette Herrell (R-NM).

It called on the speaker to hold Biden in account for abandoning hundreds of American citizens in Afghanistan following his disastrous withdrawal from the country, Daily Wire reports.

“The American people must have full confidence in their Commander in Chief’s judgment and ability to protect our country and respond decisively to national security threats,” lawmakers noted.

“We have no confidence in President Joseph R. Biden’s ability to carry out his duties as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces,” they wrote. 

“His unilateral, reckless decision to retreat from Afghanistan was done against the advice of military and national security experts and it has now put thousands of American military personnel, citizens, and Afghan allies in grave peril,” they added. “Tragically, at least 12 service members have lost their lives in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in the last decade.”

“President Biden refuses to take responsibility for his actions and continues to mishandle the deteriorating situation at every step,” they said. “In addition, he has deliberately misled the American people in response to questions posed by the media. Free nations around the world look to the United States for leadership, and President Biden has proven definitively, and repeatedly, since this crisis began that he is not capable of effectively executing his duties as our Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world.”

“As members of Congress, we have the duty to oversee the Executive Branch and provide for the common defense of the United States of America,” the letter concluded. “We do not have confidence in President Biden’s ability to continue serving as Commander-in-Chief. It is after much consideration and with heavy hearts at the current state of our nation that we call upon you, Speaker of the House of Representatives, to begin impeachment proceedings immediately.”

The House Freedom Caucus holds a press conference

The House Freedom Caucus on Tuesday holds a press conference demanding accountability from the Biden administration regarding the inexcusable failures while withdrawing from Afghanistan

Efforts to remove Biden from office follow the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Hundreds of Americans are thought to have been left behind in the withdrawal, which was accelerated after 13 US service members were killed in a bombing at Kabul’s airport.

Following the withdrawal, hundreds of Americans, as well as thousands of legal permanent residents of the United States and allies, are still trapped in territory now controlled by the Taliban.

Biden has faced scrutiny and condemnation for a disaster for which he effectively accepted responsibility when questioned by a Fox News reporter.

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who was the White House physician under both President Obama and Trump, called on Biden to resign. He stated that Biden was no longer “cognitively prepared” to lead the country. 

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