Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he’s confident about the GOP’s position in next year’s midterms, but also dampened any notion that President Joe Biden might be impeached after America’s much-maligned withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“Look, there isn’t going to be any impeachment,” the Kentucky Republican told a home-state crowd in Pike County, adding that the Democrats could still be in hot water. “I think they have a good chance of having a very bad election next year. I think the way these behaviors get adjusted in this country is at the ballot box,” said McConnell at an event in Pikeville, Kentucky. “The President is not going to be removed from office with a Democratic House and a narrowly Democratic Senate. That’s not going to happen.”
McConnell’s remarks came nearly a week after a suicide bombing attack outside Kabul’s airport killed 13 US service members and over 170 civilians. The organization that claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion is known as Islamic State Khorasan or ISIS-K.
Some Republicans, including Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, have since said that the President should resign or face impeachment. “He should be impeached,” Graham told Newsmax, a conservative news outlet. “This is the most dishonorable thing a commander-in-chief has done, maybe, in modern times.”