Greg Steube calls for Joe Biden resignation after reported Marine deaths

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The move comes after two reported suicide bombings in Kabul.

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube called for President Joe Biden’s resignation after the reported death of four Marines in Kabul.

“Horrific,” Steube tweeted. “Joe Biden needs to take responsibility and resign. We must keep our troops safe and our country protected. God bless our soldiers and their families.”

Steube has been highly critical of how the Afghanistan withdrawal has been handled, and is hardly alone. The departure comes as the Taliban, the governing body when the U.S. invaded the Central Asian nation in 2001, seizes control of the government there again. Meanwhile, the world has witnessed images reminiscent of the Fall of Saigon.

But Steube stepped up his denunciation with a call for the President’s resignation after reports of multiple bombs exploding outside the airport in Kabul.

Steube tweeted a link to a report in The Wall Street Journal saying the U.S. ambassador in Kabul believes four U.S. Marines died in the explosions and three more were injured.

U.S. military officials confirmed later in the day that at least 13 U.S. troops and dozens of civilians were killed in two explosions outside the airport in Kabul.

The Taliban has denied any involvement in the bombings and promised not to attack U.S. forces, but has demanded all American troops leave the country by a negotiated Aug. 31 deadline.

Of note, the withdrawal was negotiated under former President Donald Trump. At the time, Steube, breaking ranks with many congressional Republican leaders, supported exiting Afghanistan on a rapid timetable.

“If we don’t have a legitimate mission or purpose, we shouldn’t be sending our sons and daughters in harms way,” he told the Tampa Bay Times last year.

Steube this week filed legislation that would require the U.S. to prioritize the evacuation of any U.S. citizens ahead of visa holders and other allies still in Afghanistan.

“Joe Biden’s lack of a plan to evacuate the remaining Americans trapped in Afghanistan is a reprehensible dereliction of duty,” Steube said when he filed the bill. “After causing one of the worst foreign policy blunders in history, he and Vice President (Kamala) Harris must take responsibility for their failures and take steps to prioritize the safe return of American citizens as they face serious threats from the Taliban.”

Jacob Ogles

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32 comments

  • Alex

    August 26, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Who?

    • Alex

      August 26, 2021 at 2:21 pm

      Oh I remember him.

      He is one of the far right House members who voted to overturn the election.

      I have no use for trash.

      • jc V

        August 26, 2021 at 11:50 pm

        how about the 13 dead marines.. and dozens of civilians.. or will do you have no use for them either.. just you and your extremists agenda.. so sick! there is a right and wrong way to do something. and owning you’re mistakes.. But it sounds like you’re just going to blame me for the beliefs i have.. but that’s only more brainless assumptions idgets like you make everyday.. have some compassion!!! Many people died in an avoidable and horrific fashion! and all you can think about is being a companionless political robot.. Sad

  • Impeach Biden

    August 26, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    You can’t defend the incompetent in chief. This is a sad day for our brave US Marines that have to take orders from this moron. Biden is now a lame duck. What I want to know is was this the plan all along or did Dementia Joe interject on the military planners and fast track this. If Joe made the decision to change up the plan then he should be impeached. If this was the military plan all along then at least Austin and Milley should be immediately fired

    • Alex

      August 26, 2021 at 4:49 pm

      Against you, I have zero need to defend him.

      You live in Fox/OAN/Newsmax la la land.

      And what High Crime did he commit, or do you even know what a High Crime is?

      • AJ

        August 26, 2021 at 10:12 pm

        If you still think Biden/Harris was a good decision, you are living in a very small bubble!

  • Peterh

    August 26, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Democrats are always cleaning up messes created by Republican administrations.

    When Trump negotiated our troop removal with the Taliban and left the Afghan government out of the negotiations……WHAT DID POMPEO AND REPUBLICANS THINK WOULD HAPPEN????

    • Impeach Biden

      August 26, 2021 at 2:59 pm

      Your boy and his giggling sidekick own this. Here’s my question, did Biden override the military planners or was this the military plan all along? I think you and I both know the answer to that question.

      • Peterh

        August 26, 2021 at 3:32 pm

        Do you have a new conspiracy theory to feed us? LOL……you’re just another Republican incompetent know nothing wingnut. Enjoy your deplorable status.

        • Impeach Biden

          August 26, 2021 at 3:40 pm

          The classic zombie talk down. Please enlighten the audience of you military experience. You are the clueless one just like the idiot you follow.

    • William G McCarthy

      August 26, 2021 at 3:05 pm

      Trump acted through a position of strength Without question our enemies feared us and our allies trusted us How anyone can defend this projected American weakness is beyond me .Secure borders, energy independence, and military superiority thrown away in a matter of months Biden is the best thing that could heve for our enemies

      • PeterH

        August 26, 2021 at 3:20 pm

        LAUGHABLE “Trump acted through a position of strength’….that’s why he cowered and subjugated to the terrorist Taliban.

        Republicans, including Rubio and Scott never admonished their President Trump on the White House’s February 2020 withdrawal negotiations with the Taliban.

        Two huge deficiencies stand out:

        1. Why weren’t the Afghan government included in the negotiations? Didn’t Rubio and the administration realize that they were in effect turning their back on the Afghan military? Didn’t anyone in the Incompetent Trump administration realize that the Afghan government would end funding for the Afghan military and subsequently the military would take off their uniforms and abandon their weapons.

        2. If Trump and Pompeo were willing to negotiate with the Taliban …… why didn’t they additionally negotiate with ISIS and Al-Qaeda? Certainly the USA understood that there were strong possibilities that other terrorist organizations would enter Afghanistan. Why didn’t Rubio and Scott intervene with Trump and Pompeo’s thought processes?

        • Chris G

          August 26, 2021 at 6:32 pm

          Biden has been in office for almost a year, why didn’t he re-negotiate or even have a plan of his own? He is more incompetent considering he’s the current president, had the power and time to do all of that, and did nothing

          • Peterh

            August 26, 2021 at 7:04 pm

            Chris,

            Who would the Biden administration renegotiate the horrible terms of Trump and Pompeo’s agreement in February 2020?

            Are you expecting Biden to compromise America’s standing in the world to go behind the corrupt Afghan government’s back and continue Trump’s capitulation with the Taliban terrorist organization?

            Do you think the patriotic Americans who voted for Biden would simply say “ oh sure ….. let’s send in more troops…. have another surge and stay another twenty years.”

            Do you think the Afghan president who was in the middle of packing his suitcases …. was ready for a Biden meeting? How do you think the Afghan president felt when Trump negotiated our troop departure with a terrorist organization …..without Afghan Government input?

            Who would Biden negotiate a new deal?

      • James

        August 26, 2021 at 4:35 pm

        Re: Trump and “our allies trusted us “.

        Yeah. Tell that to the Kurds that Trump left hanging.

        Trump screwed up our exit from Afghanistan BIG time! He capitulated with the Taliban— imposing conditions THAT THEY NEVER KEPT, he negotiated a “peace”, without the presence of the Afghan government, and pressured Afghanistan to release 5000 Taliban prisoners.

        Then he handed this remaining mess to Biden. I’m betting that Trump is GIDDY with the death of 12 US servicemen dead, knowing that this takes the shine off of Biden’s withdrawal.

        • PeterH

          August 26, 2021 at 4:47 pm

          Bravo James! Good post and analysis. You are a true patriot!

          Trump’s erratic incompetent behavior ruins everything he touches. It’s not new ….. his irrational incompetence extends to every single facet of his miserable existence.

        • Impeach Biden

          August 26, 2021 at 4:51 pm

          Yes and the bad guys from Guantamo that Obama traded for Birgdahl and were suppose to stay in Qatar that possibly had their hand in this. And Biden’s handling of the Iraq withdrawal, and looky here CNN saying that Obiden ignored the Generals recommendations of the Afgahn withdrawal. Face it he is done.

        • Sue Lample

          August 26, 2021 at 5:44 pm

          Ridiculous! Biden saw what was coming. He procrastinated instead of gradually pulling out in may , June , July. He was too busy giving freebies to his leftists non profits to help his own military. He is a useless old , heartless man who has illegally profited from China and Ukraine .

          • Peterh

            August 26, 2021 at 6:46 pm

            Sue, Your entire post is a lie. Not a single thought in your post is truthful!

          • Jack Samuels

            August 27, 2021 at 9:57 pm

            100% truth
            Biden is a useless idiot

    • Alex

      August 26, 2021 at 3:18 pm

      They don’t care.

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  • Tom

    August 26, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Alex, you are on the street curb with with Peter H. Absolute garbage.

  • Jerry

    August 26, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    This president is a joke. Now he’s back in hiding from the press while our soldiers are getting blown up.

    And now all the liberals can do is try to find a way to blame Trump.

  • Susan lample

    August 26, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Biden is a heartless puppet who feels no remorse. He had plenty of time to foresee what was happening in Afghanistan. He waited until it was on desperate terms to evacuate citizens and troops . There was no planning or strategy on his part. He should be in Afghanistan with Hunter standing outside the airport to greet isis .

  • Sue lample

    August 26, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Biden tries to blame Trump for this . How sad. You see Mr Biden it was all about the WAY you planned your exit . First of all you waited until the taliban had taken over most of Afghanistan . You had every opportunity to create a different timeline while pulling out earlier in may, June etc… But we all know you are not a forward thinker. Blood on your heartless hands!!! Stupid and heartless!

  • Sue lample

    August 26, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    My heart bleeds for our troops that were slaughtered like lambs because of our inept , senile president. I’m so angry! I cry with the mother’s of those soldiers who gave their lives!!! He’s too busy working on his trillion dollar spending spree that will bankrupt America. Wake up millennials. Some of these young men went to school with you ! These young men kept us safe and gave their lives for an idiot.

  • Sue lample

    August 26, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Jen Psaki should be ashamed to stand there and support a mindless, heartless , senile president. Those young men who gave their lives should be revered. She should be on her knees apologizing to the the mothers of those heroes who gave their lives for an impossible mission. I’m nauseous watching her pretend to make sense of this blunder!!!

  • Sue lample

    August 26, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Meanwhile our southern borders are wide open for isis to enter and start their terror on Americans. But the democrats are more concerned with flipping the majority to democratic rule for the future. Our country is now in peril because the democrats would rather destroy our country , create domestic and foreign terrrorism just to assure their rule. Wake up America! Close our borders now!

    • Alex

      August 26, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      ISIS?

      At the border?

      Can I get some of that meth you’re on?

  • Sue lample

    August 26, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Uh Alex- put your weed down , turn off sponge bob for a minute and think about the young men who just died so you can make light of it. You are so naive

  • Sue lample

    August 26, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Mr. Biden you once said your son Beau was the the greatest man you ever knew. He may have been . He was such an honorable man. You shame him by your selfish, heartless actions. All those serviceman died from your ineptitude. What a disgrace!

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