A series of bombings killed at least 13 US troops in Kabul, Afghanistan this morning. Initially 12 deaths were announced, and hours later additional deaths were confirmed.
More than 12 soldiers were injured in the attack. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack and boasted of suicide bombers “managing all security fortresses” set up by the US military and the Taliban.
This attack is the most deadly in Afghanistan for more than a decade. The last attack took place on August 5, 2011, killing 31 US soldiers aboard a Boeing Chinook helicopter that was shot down. Civil servants responded promptly.
Within hours of the news, the hashtag “Biden Must Resign” began to become a trend on Twitter. At the time of publication, there were over 22,000 tagged Twittter posts.
Another trend hashtag was “President Pelosi”. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Is the third in the president’s succession, and if both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are impeached or dismissed by the amendment to Article 25, she will be dismissed. It means becoming president. Constitution. Other trend tags were “BidenIsA Disgrace” and “BidenDisaster”.
“We mourn the loss of all innocent lives robbed and join all Americans who are grieving about the death and all murder of Americans,” Pelosi said. statement..
She praised the success of the military operation in evacuating Kabul Airport and wrote that “since the end of July, more than 100,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan with the support of the US and Allied forces.”
The Republicans expressed their condolences in response to the disaster and suggested that Biden should resign.
“I’m sick and angry to hear that at least 12 U.S. soldiers have been killed by terrorists in Kabul,” said Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. Said on twitter.. “We need to double our global efforts to confront these barbaric enemies who want to kill Americans and attack our homeland.”
In the attached statement, McConnell called the situation “chaotic as expected.” [in] In the wake of the president’s decision to withdraw. “
“Our sympathy is also in the innocent Afghan family that terrorists killed today … our partners in the long battle against terrorism are better than the dark fate of waiting for them after the last military plane departs. Worth it. “
Senator Josh Hawley (Republican) called the situation “rage.”
“The illness of the loss of life of Americans in Kabul today does not justify what happened. It is furious,” he said on Twitter. “And Joe Biden is responsible. It is now undoubtedly clear that he has no ability or will to lead. He must resign.”
General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, released himself. statement On Twitter.
“On behalf of the Eurocorps, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of the soldiers killed today. These brave men and women save the lives of vulnerable Americans and save Americans. I’m taking risks to protect, “he said. “They have safely moved over 100,000 people. I couldn’t be proud of their service. They gave their lives to save others. No more noble call is not.”
The bombing also killed at least 60 Afghans.
The deaths occurred just two days after the House Republicans urged the Democrats to suspend voting and spending bills.
The emergency session was the first parliamentary meeting since the fall of Kabul. Rep. Mike Gallagher (Republican) submitted a bill during the session, issued a daily report to the Biden administration on the number of Americans trapped in the country, and the army will leave until all Americans return home safely. I asked for a forbidden thing.
But the Democrats shot down the bill, saying their spending and election bills were “very important.” They refused to “give their voice to the Republican Conference.”
Senator Rick Scott (Florida) earlier this month I heard on Twitter, “Can Joe Biden perform his office duties, or is it time to exercise the provisions of the 25th Amendment?”
Biden has been criticized bipartisan for dealing with the situation in Afghanistan since the Taliban terrorist group hijacked Afghanistan on August 15.
Zachary Steiber contributed to this report.