Brian Mast joins calls for Joe Biden to resign
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Brian Mast
He's the fourth House member to demand the President quit over Afghanistan.

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast on Tuesday became the latest member of Florida’s Congressional Delegation to demand President Joe Biden resign.

“President Biden doesn’t deserve to be commander-in-chief, but it’s not surprising that he, along with his senior Administration officials, are resisting calls to resign,” Mast said. “That would mean admitting that they have made mistakes and taking responsibility for this disaster. They haven’t done that up to this point, so Congress must now hold them accountable.”

The Stuart Republican has heavily criticized the administration’s handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. He stepped up criticism significantly after the deaths of 13 U.S. service members in suicide bombings outside the airport in Kabul, a tragedy Mast attributed immediately to Biden’s actions.

“It’s impossible to express my sorrow over these fallen warriors, or to find a word that could alleviate the grief of their families or describe the rage I have toward those who have killed my brothers and President Biden who enabled them,” Mast said after the bombing.

In calling for Biden to quit less than a year into his presidency, Mast turned Biden’s own words from an address on Afghanistan against him.

“When President Biden says ‘the buck stops with me,’ he is demanding credit for a self-perceived success, but refuses to take responsibility for allowing himself and his Administration to be intimidated into retreat, negotiation, and ultimately, surrender to terrorists in Afghanistan,” Mast said. “He continues to seek praise for his impotent and paralyzed response to the collapse of Afghanistan, which was caused by his actions.”

Mast lost both legs in an explosion when working as an Army bomb engineer in Afghanistan.

Mast is at least the fourth member of the House representing Florida in Congress to call on Biden to resign. Reps. Kat Cammack, Byron Donalds and Greg Steube also have issued similar demands. Additionally, Sen. Rick Scott has called on the Cabinet to consider invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Biden.

Notably, all five of the Republican members calling for Biden to leave office voted against certifying electoral votes of states Biden won when he defeated former President Donald Trump in November.

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]


3 comments

  • Sonja Fitch

    September 1, 2021 at 5:47 am

    So what? Mast took help from the Russian Operative in his campaign! Boy you ain’t notin but a damn traitor! Your word is not worth a cool puke ! Lock up Mast and Rutherford! Traitors both! Hell Rutherford voted against Capitol police! Lock up these two idiots!

    • Maria

      September 5, 2021 at 4:08 pm

      How dare you to criticize Mast
      He has the right to say what he feels
      Not be two faces
      He was the one who lost both legs in that war not you
      Biden helped at the end to kill more 13 military
      This is an absurd
      If Biden can not govern Impeach or remove him
      We need a líder not
      Some one who is destroying our country and embarrassing us to the world

  • Tom Palmer

    September 2, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    So, Mast supports Kamala Harris for president? I doubt it. The long game is to get rid of bot and install corporate-friendly candidates.

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