Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday tamped down notions that Biden will be removed from office in the next two years despite calls from some Republicans, including some in his own conference, for Biden to resign or be impeached over the way his administration conducted the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Asked during an event in Kentucky whether Biden’s conduct has been impeachable, McConnell replied that Biden is “not going to be removed from office” as long as Democrats control Congress, adding, “There isn’t going to be an impeachment.”
The comment comes after two senators, Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) of Missouri and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) called for Biden to resign last week, while Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), a member of Senate GOP leadership, suggested the cabinet oust him.
Dozens of House Republicans, including some in leadership, have also called for Biden’s ouster, with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) introducing three long-shot articles of impeachment against Biden last week.
McConnell didn’t rule out the possibility of impeaching Biden if Republicans take control of Congress in the 2022 election, pointing to Biden’s sinking approval ratings to suggest voters have “buyer’s remorse” and will elevate Republicans to power.