Byron Donalds calls on Joe Biden to resign
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The Afghanistan withdrawal was too much, the freshman Congressman says.

Rep. Byron Donalds on Monday called on President Joe Biden to resign.

“Calling on the leader of the free world to resign his office immediately weighs heavy on my heart, but this must happen to restore American’s safety both at home and abroad, our honor, and faith in the Chief Executive to faithfully execute the duties of the Presidency,” the Naples Republicans wrote on Facebook.

In an extended statement released by his office, Donalds said the calamity in Afghanistan warranted an action only taken by one President before.

“It has become clear that President Biden has lost complete and total confidence of the American people through his haphazard decision to withdraw from Afghanistan,” Donalds said. “This botched withdrawal is currently threatening the lives of our servicemen and women, the stability in the region, and our integrity on the global stage.”

The withdrawal of troops has drawn consistent criticism from Republicans in Congress, and Donalds isn’t the first to question Biden’s fitness to serve. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, also a Naples Republican, has even asked for the Cabinet to explore removing Biden using the 25th Amendment.

But that doesn’t mean Biden lacks support. While Democrats were noticeably silent as the Taliban retook Afghanistan, many vocally came out in support of Biden after the President made a speech defending his decision to withdraw.

“I support President Biden’s decision to end America’s longest war,” tweeted U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, a Tampa Democrat. “Over the last 20 years, we witnessed the courage, bravery and commitment of our military service members, diplomats and NGOs in Afghanistan. They kept America safe and brought Osama bin Laden to justice.”

But Donalds, who voted against impeaching President Donald Trump after his supporters stormed the Capitol to stop certification of his electoral defeat, said he had an obligation to demand Biden’s resignation over failures in Afghanistan.

“As an elected member of the House of Representatives, I swore an oath to protect our Constitution, and I take that solemn responsibility with the utmost seriousness,” he said. “In good faith, I cannot look my constituents in the eye, many of whom are veterans, and tell them that the President of the United States can perform the duties entrusted to him by the Constitution.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected]


20 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    August 23, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Go get em Byron. You are a rising star in the Republican Party.

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  • Alex

    August 23, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Who?

    • Impeach Biden

      August 23, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      You are a two trick pony:
      1. Get Trump
      2. Get DeSantis

      Might want to do a little more reading. I guess it is safe to say you and your mom don’t live in Collier County.

      • Alex

        August 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm

        Have you read your screen name recently?

        Lol

        So you’re not only a proven liar, you’re an idiot as well.

        • Impeach Biden

          August 23, 2021 at 4:15 pm

          You have proven nothing you blow hard. You are the proven idiot. Too funny.

          • Alex

            August 23, 2021 at 4:21 pm

            And imitating what I say, again.

            Yep, you’re even dumber than I thought.

  • Tom Palmer

    August 23, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    So, he wants Kamala Harris to become president? Think a few moves ahead, dude.

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  • Peterh

    August 23, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    15,000 refugees evacuated yesterday. Not a single American has died in the evacuation. Byron Donalds has never ‘organized’ any mass evacuation nor has he served in the military. Joe Biden is doing a fine job in Afghanistan…..because he has a qualified leadership team. It take responsible determination to accomplish this necessary task…..

    • Impeach Biden

      August 23, 2021 at 5:00 pm

      Funny you mention the fact that Byron Donalds did not serve in the military, but stopped there. How come you made no mention of Joe Biden and him being a draft dodger from the Vietnam War. You say Joe Biden is doing a fine job there. So why did he close down Bagram Air Base and send all of the troops home? So 2500 troops leave and now he had to send nearly 6000 back. Someone screwed the pooch bad. I’m betting Dementia Joe disregarded the recommendations by his SOD and is now paying a huge price for his buffoonery.

      • Memetown Heroes

        August 24, 2021 at 2:11 pm

        So is Donny The Draft Dodger cool in your book too?

    • Impeach Biden

      August 23, 2021 at 5:09 pm

      Something else I forgot to comment on. You said “qualified leadership team”. Once again that is hilarious. I guess we should leave Kamala Harris out of this since she is still resolving that crisis at the Southern Border. There will be fallout from this debacle in Afghanistan be it Blinken, Austin, or Milley. Maybe all thre will be shown the door or resign. Heads definitely need to roll over this complete mismanagement of the evacuation of Afghanistan.

      • PeterH

        August 23, 2021 at 5:18 pm

        Jake Sullivan is the spokesperson for the National Security team. Kamala Harris’s ONLY OPTION to solve the southern border immigration crisis is to petition Congress to develop new immigration laws. ….and that’s exactly what she is doing.

        In 2017 Trump asked Republicans to develop a new immigration policy. Lindsey Graham led the bipartisan project and developed real change policies. Steven Millar worked behind the scenes to defeat the proposed laws.

        Joe Biden is following current immigration laws. Presidents don’t write legislation….. they enforce it. Congress makes law so write to your congressman. I’m sure Marco Rubio and Rick Scott will jump right on it for you!

    • Chris Wegman

      August 24, 2021 at 6:11 pm

      I am an experienced combat veteran and I will tell you right now, this needs to be answered for. Everyone has excuses these days. NO solutions, NO personal responsibility. U.S. citizens were left behind in an active war zone as well as walking away deserting our allies. We are starting down the barrel of one of the biggest hostage crisis scenarios of the last 100 years. And you all can not see past your pettiness and politics.

  • Peterh

    August 23, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    OK…..we’ve heard from yet another arm chair general. What exactly does Byron Donalds contribute to the American Experience by his political hack statement?

    Vietnam was yet another failed American foreign policy…..ask Cadet Bonespurs.

    • Impeach Biden

      August 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm

      Why not ask the current CIC about his Vietnam experience? Or maybe Hunter? Never mind he was only in until his first drug test.

      • Peterh

        August 23, 2021 at 5:23 pm

        Same old nonsense. Have you found Hunter’s laptop? How about the Durham report? It’s been more than two weeks …..where is Trump’s “much much better ….much much cheaper” national health care plan for all American? Any news from the Cyber Ninjas and their fake Arizona voting audit? Why don’t you get busy?!?! LOL

  • JOY MOORE

    August 26, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Impeach Joe Biden, he is mentally impaired ..he is not fit for office..the American people’s lives depend on his removal the office of President.

    • PeterH

      August 26, 2021 at 1:33 am

      Your candidate lost the election! Stop you baby like crying and find a candidate for 2024! Make sure your candidate has a human heart, intelligence and a track record of compassion and honesty. Find someone who’s not stupid.

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