President Joe Biden recently said he doesn’t recall his military advisers telling him to leave 2,500 troops behind in Afghanistan, though Rep. Jody Hice and many others think there’s a chance he’s lying about that.
Either way, Hice believes that Biden needs to resign from his position after testimony by several Pentagon leaders on Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee seemingly contradicted what he stated before about the situation.
“One of only two options are here,” the Georgia Republican went on to say during an interview on Newsmax’s “American Agenda.” “Either the president’s mental capacity has gotten to such a point that indeed, he is not able of recalling the information given him, the advice given him from his military generals, or he’s lying.”
Hice then said, “it’s bad news for America, and I believe it ultimately points to the need for this president to step down and resign. He is not capable to be the commander-in-chief.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of U.S. Central Command both testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee that they advised leaving a residual force of 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.
McKenzie also said he talked to Biden about the recommendation by Gen. Scott Miller, the commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, that a few thousand troops remain.
Their testimony means a thorough investigation is needed into Biden’s actions concerning Afghanistan, said Hice.
“Either the president is lying to the American people or he is incapable of making the type of decisions in the best interests of the United States,” said the congressman. “Either way, we’ve got a serious problem here. We have the most disastrous foreign policy decision perhaps in our nation’s history, and yet the Democrats impeached President [Donald] Trump twice for a five-minute conversation.”
Biden’s decisions, though, meant six weeks of “absolute disaster” with the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and that has “massively hindered our credibility around the world,” said Hice.
Hice also wants to know the role that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi played in Milley’s course of action amid reports that he had a conversation with her concerning Trump’s mental state during his last days as the president.
“What business does she have trying to sway public opinion and to interject her feelings towards President Trump to the extent of trying to have military leaders go against the commander in chief?” Hice added. “That is a major problem and itself again something that we need answers to. We don’t just need these hearings. They come and go. We need investigations where we get solid answers.”