DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, an Army veteran who represents Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District called for the resignation of President Joe Biden and several members of his cabinet and staff over the Afghanistan withdrawal that has led to the deadliest day for U.S. service members in Afghanistan in a decade.
Along with Biden’s resignation, Miller-Meeks called for White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign as well.
“Given the operational failure of the withdrawal, President Biden should resign as commander-in-chief. Sullivan, Austin, Blinken, and Mayorkas should hand in their resignations. I’ve been calling for evacuations since June & now we have multiple needless casualties and injuries,” she tweeted.
Given the operational failure of the withdrawal, President Biden should resign as commander-in-chief. Sullivan, Austin, Blinken, and Mayorkas should hand in their resignations. I’ve been calling for evacuations since June & now we have multiple needless casualties and injuries.
— Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D. (@RepMMM) August 27, 2021
Miller-Meeks joins a growing chorus of Republican lawmakers calling for the president’s resignation over what they say is his mishandling over the withdrawal and evacuation. In addition to Miller-Meeks, at the time of this writing, 30 lawmakers said the President should step down.
She is the only member of the Iowa delegation to call for his resignation.
U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski of Indiana, Chip Roy of Texas, Kat Cammack of Florida., Lee Zeldin of New York, Jody Hice of Georgia, Ralph Norman of South Carolina, Andy Harris of Maryland, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Tom Rice of South Carolina, Brian Babin of Texas, Byron Donalds of Florida, Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, Claudia Tenney of New York, Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, Greg Steube of Florida, Roger Williams of Texas, Vicki Hartzler of Missouri, Warren Davidson of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Mark Green of Tennessee, Guy Reschenthaler of Pennsylvania, Elise Stefanik of New York, Mike Waltz of Florida, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, and Jim Jordan of Ohio, in the U.S. House of Representatives called for President Biden’s resignation.
In the Senate, U.S. Senators Josh Hawley of Missouri, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Ronny Jackson of Texas, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, also said the president should step down.