SENATOR Lindsey Graham said on Friday that President Joe Biden "deserves to be impeached" if any Americans or Afghan allies are left behind during the United States' evacuation of Afghanistan.
Graham – who twice opted not to impeach former President Donald Trump – made the statements about his former Senate friend Biden while speaking on Fox & Friends.
The Senator for South Carolina said: "If we leave any Americans behind – if we leave thousands of those Afghans who fought along our side behind bravely – Joe Biden deserves to be impeached for a higher crime and misdemeanor of dereliction of duty.
He added: "If we leave one American behind. If we don’t get all those Afghans who stepped up to the plate to help us out then Joe Biden, in my view, has committed a high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution and should be impeached.
The United States is "duty-bound" to get every American out safely, Graham said, adding that the country is also "honor-bound" to do the same for every Afghan who fought alongside American forces.
Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser, has vowed to bring home all the Americans stuck in the country.
The U.S. is believed to have roughly 6,000 troops there.
Over recent days, French and British leaders said they are willing to send their forces into Afghanistan to extract people, Graham said, claiming Biden is a "wrecking ball" on foreign policy.
The senator's claims came as Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene branded Biden a “piece of s**t” as she slammed his handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Last weekend, it was reported that Graham had called Biden to try and mend their fractured friendship, but the president had refused.
During the 2020 election season, Graham followed many prominent Republicans, including Trump, in attacking Biden's son, Hunter, over his alleged dealings in China and Ukraine.
After Biden's victory, Graham called his once-family friend from their senate days, only for Biden to reportedly tell Graham that the South Carolina senator had been looking to play both sides, attacking Hunter as a way to appease former President Donald Trump's base during the 2020 election.
Biden was interviewed by Stephen Colbert in the days following Graham's reported patch-up phone call.
The President told Colbert that Graham was "a personal disappointment because I was a personal friend of his”.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, Hunter himself called the actions of former family friend Graham "sad."
While promoting his memoir in April, Hunter told Jimmy Kimmel: "I had a deep respect for Senator Graham, and it’s just sad to see the way in which he has decided to not just attack me, but to approach politics.
Hunter added that “politics has become so toxic,” saying he hopes his father can use “his genuine desire to take some of that toxicity out again.”
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