John Rutherford calls for Joe Biden’s resignation

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The Congressman also wants Pelosi gone.

A Republican Congressman from Northeast Florida is calling for President Joe Biden to resign from office.

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, who represents Florida’s 4th Congressional District, blasted Biden in the wake of the Afghanistan withdrawal.

“It’s official: President Biden has left Americans stranded at the hands of the Taliban. He now must resign immediately or face impeachment proceedings in the House. There WILL be accountability for his despicable actions!”

Rutherford’s call for immediate resignation, issued via Twitter, does not appear to be heeded. Biden is slated to address the nation on Tuesday afternoon, in what are expected to be his first remarks after the withdrawal of American troops concluded.

The third-term legislator has not been shy in calling for prominent Democrats to leave the public sphere as the U.S. has wrapped its two-decade military commitment in Afghanistan.

On Twitter last week, he issued a similarly absolutist statement toward House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“If Speaker Pelosi refuses to call the House back into Session so we can address Afghanistan and present the voice of the people on the House floor, then we need to recall the speaker with a vote of no confidence!” Rutherford wrote.

Rutherford isn’t an early adopter of the calls for Biden to resign. Republicans in Congress and far beyond have urged Biden to step down. Some, such as U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, have called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked.

Rutherford was one of many Republicans who in January challenged votes that led to Biden’s presidency, voting against the certification of two slates of electors. That objection led to people protesting Rutherford, calling for his resignation.

Rutherford’s CD 4 is a safe seat. The most competitive election he has faced came in the 2016 Republican Primary. Democrats have not mounted a serious challenge in three runs against him.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


12 comments

  • Alex

    August 31, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    I pay zero attention to Congressmen who voted to overturn the election.

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 31, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Rutherford you dishonored every law enforcement officer! Rutherford you voted to ignore the January 6 insurrection! Rutherford you are a piece of crap! Get out Rutherford!

    • jaimer van

      August 31, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      Sonja,
      Insurrection, what you talkin’ about, Willis

  • PeterH

    August 31, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    If Republicans are so interested in Afghanistan…… where were they in February of 2020 when Trump signed a withdrawal arrangement with the Taliban? Trumps arrangement had a USA departure deadline. What did Republicans think would happen. Did Republicans actually believe the Taliban would leave a political vacuum in Afghanistan while the USA and the Afghan government packed their bags?

    • Alex

      August 31, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      These douche nozzles know the base doesn’t give a crap if they lie and lie and lie straight up about anything.

      President orange ski jump bouffant proved that.

      • Frankie M.

        August 31, 2021 at 9:07 pm

        I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise. After all this is the same guy who refused to hold Trump accountable for anything he said or did.

  • Mark Post

    August 31, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    You are a great American Mr. Rutherford

    • Alex

      August 31, 2021 at 7:17 pm

      American’s don’t try to overturn Democracy.

      This guy is no American.

    • Frankie M.

      August 31, 2021 at 9:08 pm

      I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise. After all this is the same guy who refused to hold Trump accountable for anything he said or did.

    • Frankie M.

      August 31, 2021 at 9:09 pm

      I’m sure he is…in his own mind.

  • kothil

    September 2, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Why did Joe Biden say “give me a chance”? It simply means it was not a real election, it was a rigged election. It’s easy to understand why he said that. Would you say those words if you had really won the election? The answer is no. Trump wants to save the lives of innocent Americans, but Biden is all about the election. Trump supporters were not the ones attacking the Capitol, but they were defending the Capitol.

    • PeterH

      September 2, 2021 at 7:16 pm

      Your post is 100% QAnon annotated “‘MAGICAL THINKING!”

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