Lindsey Graham: If Biden Leaves Even One American Behind, He Should Be Impeached

Craig Bannister | August 20, 2021 | 11:56am EDT
Text Audio
00:00 00:00
Font Size
Sen. Lindsey Graham
(Getty Images/Drew Angerer)

If the French and British are willing to send troops into Afghanistan to save people from the Taliban, then the U.S. should definitely do the same – and if President Joe Biden leaves even one American behind, he should be impeached for dereliction of duty, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Friday.

In an interview with Fox and Friends, Sen. Graham told Host Peter Doocy that the U.S. is both duty-bound to rescue every American and honor-bound to save those Afghans who fought alongside U.S. troops.

And, if Pres. Biden doesn’t do this, he deserves to be impeached for dereliction of duty, as prescribed by the Constitution, Graham said:

Steve Doocy: “There’s a bunch of Afghanis, the estimates are 65-80,000, who helped us and now they are stuck and the Taliban is going door-to-door, knocking on the door, and if they find somebody they don't like, they just hang them.”

Sen. Graham: ”Yeah, so what to do about it? The French in the British are willing to send their forces inside of Afghanistan to extract the people who helped them and their citizens. We are duty-bound to get every American citizen out. We’re honor-bound to get those Afghans who fought along our side out.

“And here's what I would say: 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 high crime and misdemeanor of dereliction of duty.

“If we leave one American behind, if we don't get all those Afghans who have 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.”

As reported, French special forces troops and members of an elite police unit this week escorted “several hundred people” from the French Embassy in Kabul, where they had sought shelter, to the Kabul airport three miles away.

Sen. Graham also took to Twitter Friday to call on Pres. Biden to take action in Afghanistan and to draw attention to “How to Contain the Taliban,” a column in the Wall Street Journal co-authored by the senator:

“If the French are willing to use military force to get their people out, if the British are willing to do it, we should join the effort. Why not a joint coalition of the willing effort to get everybody out who honorably served along our side?”


“We urge the administration to extend the evacuation beyond their original target date of Aug. 31. President Biden must keep forces in place long enough to evacuate those to whom we owe a great debt.”

“We must establish safe corridors not only in Kabul but throughout the country to move those who cannot make it to the capital.”

mrc merch