White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday that President Joe Biden still has confidence in his generals and in Secretary of State Antony Blinken, despite the foreign policy disaster in Afghanistan.
By contrast, House Republicans Ralph Norman and Andy Harris introduced articles of impeachment against Blinken: “Secretary Blinken has failed to faithfully uphold his oath and has instead presided over a reckless abandonment of our nation’s interests, security, and values in his role in the withdrawal of American forces and diplomatic assets from Afghanistan,” the articles read.
Asked to respond to the articles of impeachment, Psaki bristled, “I have no response on a day where we are still honoring the lives of men and women in the military who were lost yesterday.” In other words, she and the administration have no defense.
Another reporter asked, “Does [Biden] believe he was given bad advice, and will he ask for any resignations of his generals, given the high cost of American and Afghan lives?”
“Losing members of your men and women working for you from the service branches is devastating,” Psaki replied. “It’s devastating for the president, It’s devastating for the leaders of the military as many times as it’s happened.” In other words, she and the administration refuse to take responsibility.