US President Joe Biden is fielding calls to resign amid harsh criticism of his choices relating to Afghanistan. Earlier this year, Mr Biden introduced he would proceed with the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. As the US ready to depart, the Taliban gained momentum, reclaiming the Afghan capital of Kabul earlier this month.
The US is now racing to finish its withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31, a deadline which has been emphasised as the final withdrawal date by the Taliban.
Mr Biden stated on Tuesday that the US is on tempo to complete evacuating by this date, however he stated meeting the deadline will likely be depending on cooperation from the Taliban.
Mr Biden stated: “The sooner we can finish, the better. Each day of operations brings added risk to our troops.”
The frenzied method to US evacuations in latest weeks has impacted Mr Biden’s reputation amongst the American public.
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This implies that beneath the Constitution, Ms Harris could replace Mr Biden as President if he’s impeached.
Three US presidents have been impeached, together with Andrew Johnson in 1868, Bill Clinton in 1998 and Donald Trump in each 2019 and 2021.
Although all three presidents have been impeached by Congress, they have been acquitted by the Senate and due to this fact remained in office.
If Mr Biden dies or resigns whereas in office, Ms Harris would even be sworn in as President.
The solely president to ever have resigned the office is Richard Nixon in 1974, who confronted potential impeachment and removing from office.
Several US presidents have died whereas in office, together with Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and most lately John F. Kennedy.
John F. Kennedy was assassinated throughout his third year in office and his Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson, assumed the presidency.
Mr Johnson later gained the presidential election in his personal proper, serving one other time period.