Kat Cammack says Joe Biden’s ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ presidency should end
Kat Cammack hits a break-even point. Image via Fox News.

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The not-so-subtle comparison implies Cammack thinks Biden is asleep at the wheel.

U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack has reiterated her belief President Joe Biden should resign over events in Afghanistan.

During an appearance Monday on “Fox & Friends,” the first term U.S. Representative compared the President to the 1989 film “Weekend at Bernie’s,” a less-than-subtle suggestion Biden may be little more than a figurehead anyway.

She offered the cinematic comparison when pressed on the fact Biden’s resignation would result in Vice President Kamala Harris becoming President.

“Trust me, I absolutely would take Weekend at Bernie’s any day over a potential President Harris,” Cammack said. “But this is where we are at.”

The classic film tells the story of protagonists who visit their mob-connected boss’ vacation home and find him dead, but prop up his corpse in various scenes to hilariously convince people he is still alive while they enjoy run of his house.

Cammack was elected in November, and some of her first votes in the House included voting against certifying President Biden’s victory over Donald Trump and against impeaching Trump for inciting an insurrection over that certification.

Months later, it’s the handling of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan that has her again opining against Biden belonging in the White House. The administration has faced criticism since the Taliban took over the country nearly 20 years after the U.S. invaded and deposed the Islamist state.

Last week, after 13 U.S. service members died in suicide bombings outside a Kabul airport, Cammack issued a statement saying Biden should leave office.

“Simply put, saying ‘the buck stops with me’ isn’t enough,” Cammack said. “If President Biden really believes what he says, he’ll resign immediately. Anything less is unacceptable.”

She expounded on that during her interview on Fox News. While hosts noted Harris is next in line for the presidency, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi behind her, Cammack said this isn’t about selecting a top choice for President but about accountability.

“If we continue to allow bad decisions to go unchecked then we are perpetuating a cycle where really they can get away with murder, as we have seen the bodies of our Marines coming off of planes at Dover Air Base,” she said. “That right there is a sign of just how deadly these decisions are this administration is making.”

At the same time, Cammack acknowledged the political unlikelihood of Biden resigning over Afghanistan.

“Now everyone keeps saying we’ll remove the next one, and we’ll remove the next one. Let’s be fair and let’s be real. We don’t have the votes,” she said.

But she said Biden’s mistakes have been consequential. She said her office has been working with a group trying to get out of Afghanistan, and their interpreter was murdered this weekend. That came after POLITICO reported the Biden administration gave the Taliban a list of Americans and Afghans working with the U.S. There’s no confirmation whether that was connected to any interpreter death to date, but many Republicans, including Cammack, characterized that as a “kill list.”

“These are the things this President needs to be held accountable for, and without that accountability people start losing faith in their government,” she said. “At a time when we need to come together and really focus on getting every single American out and our allies that helped us, that accountability should be front and center when we are talking about how we are going to respond and move forward.”

Cammack is at least the third member of Florida’s delegation to call for Biden’s resignation.

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]


10 comments

  • PeterH

    August 30, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Let’s just commence with a new Republican policy:

    “Every time a terrorist bomb explodes in a USA war zone …. the sitting President should resign or be impeached!”

    Did we ever hear “thoughts and prayers” from these miserable hateful Republican political hacks when the USA lost 77 American service members serving in Afghanistan during the Trump administration? I THINK NOT!

    • Impeach Biden

      August 30, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      77 service members lost after four years is way too much. Just for comparison in two days one as President and one as Vice President, Joe lost 51 service members. Some of the crew of “Extortion 17” were Afghans. Now take the eight years that Joe was VP for Obama and what would the death count be? Let’s not forget the beheadings of westerners which seemed to be on tv almost daily back during that reign of impotence.

    • Alex

      August 30, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      5,318 died under the Bush/Cheney disaster.

      • Tom

        August 31, 2021 at 7:42 am

        Alex the fool and peter h the hater.
        So blinded by your hate it is overwhelming. This loss of life was totally preventable. It’s impeachable for the cut and run mission. This was not a appropriate Planned drawdown.

        POTUS’s approval is in the toilet now.
        He’s dropped to high 30’s/low 40’s.
        This will lead to a net 40 seat House and 6 seat Senate take over. New Repub majorities. Enjoy you haters!

        • Ocean Joe

          August 31, 2021 at 8:14 pm

          Guess Reagan should have resigned after 294 Marines were killed in the Beirut bombing…
          When Republicans take the House, and I think they will, that’s the END of any timely climate action. The war will be over and Big Oil has won. And your grandchildren have lost.

          • Tom

            September 1, 2021 at 8:08 am

            Joe Ocean, Yes you are correct.
            Beirut Marine base bombing was horrendous. Yes their were calls for his resignation and Cong hearings.

            As for U S House, I’m identifying a 30 plus house seat net swing and win for Repubs. Bigly. They only need 5 net. 25 to 40 seat majority coming. It will push senate over as well by 5 seats or more.

            This withdrawal is a absolute disaster.
            No one objects to withdrawing, this was a surrender. As badly as can be orchestrated. Atrocious.

            POTUS approval dropping like a rock, low 40’s at best. This will add 3 plus points for all Repubs like Gov Ron, if not more nationally.

            Joe we agree, big partisan.

          • Tom

            September 1, 2021 at 8:09 am

            Joe Ocean, Yes you are correct.
            Beirut Marine base bombing was horrendous. Yes their were calls for his resignation and Cong hearings.

            As for U S House, I’m identifying a 30 plus house seat net swing and win for Repubs. Bigly. They only need 5 net. 25 to 40 seat majority coming. It will push senate over as well by 5 seats or more.

            This withdrawal is a absolute disaster.
            No one objects to withdrawing, this was a surrender. As badly as can be orchestrated. Atrocious.

            POTUS approval dropping like a rock, low 40’s at best. This will add 3 plus points for all Repubs like Gov Ron, if not more nationally.

            Joe we agree, bi partisan.

  • Ron Ogden

    August 30, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    The new Republican policy is every time a “feckless and dementia-ridden piece of crap”–as the mother of one of our newly dead service members put it–commits a fatal policy error of the dimension that Biden did, all the weak and insipid Democrats who helped fraudulently install that piece of weeping intellectual baloney in the White House should have to go on blogs like this and apologize to all Americans for their gut-rotten judgement. You start.

  • Harold Finch

    August 31, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Kat Cammack, well there’s a silly cartoon character!! She is dumber than a box of rocks and can’t think for herself, has to be a Trump minnieme!!!

  • Dorene Griggs

    September 3, 2021 at 1:21 am

    Its gotten hard to believe these debate forums are populated by adults out of junior high with all the antagonism, name calling and whos right versus wrong. If you agree with a “point” on one “side” your automatically a member and enemy of the other. God forbid should either “side have a shred of common sense to agree with. We can set with our thumbs up our rears waiting for the incompetent collect on either side to shape up and lead us or do the unthinkable by taking the initative and reuniting as mature humans taking the positives and using them, together as the people with the true spirit of this country. No government can cripple that if we stop bickering among ourselves. Maybe our division is exactly what they want. Anyone ever consider that?

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