Republican lawmakers introduced two articles of impeachment on Friday for Secretary of State Antony Blinken following the Biden administration’s disastrous pullout from Afghanistan.
Rep. Ralph Norman (SC) introduced the articles of impeachment, saying that Blinken “played a vital role in this foreign policy failure and his dereliction of duty deserves nothing less than impeachment.”
Joining Norman in introducing the articles of impeachment was Rep. Andy Harris (MD), who said that the “unmitigated catastrophe” was a “preventable tragedy” and that “Blinken’s complete and utter failure of managing this avoidable catastrophe makes him unfit for leadership.”
The first article of impeachment outlines the case for alleging that Blinken ignored “critical intelligence received from the embassy in Kabul and United States intelligence agencies” which “left American property, military equipment, and weapons in the hands of enemies of the United States [and] left American citizens stranded in life-threatening situations in dereliction of his duties as Secretary of State (22 U.S.C. 2715; 22 U.S.C. 4802).”
The second article