By Dan Spalding
WARSAW – Indiana’s 2nd District Congresswoman is calling for President Joe Biden’s resignation in light of Thursday’s bombings in Afghanistan.
The terror attack killed upward of 170 people, including 13 U.S. servicemembers.
Walorski was one of nearly two dozen Republicans in the House and Senate to call for his resignation in less than 36 hours after explosions and gunfire erupted near the Kabul airport.
On Thursday, Aug. 26, hours after the blast, Walorski called for the resignation of Biden’s entire National Security team, calling the disaster a “national security nightmare” and a “global embarrassment.”
Early Friday afternoon, she posted a statement on Facebook calling for Biden’s resignation.
She said the Biden administration’s “chaotic” withdrawal from Afghanistan had endangered American lives and emboldened adversaries, and called the deaths of Americans “heartbreaking and horrific.”
“This botched operation is a direct consequence of the president’s decision to entrust the safety of American citizens and our Armed Forces to the goodwill of the Taliban,” she wrote.
“As the president has said repeatedly, the buck stops with him, and I agree. The buck must stop here. President Biden has demonstrated that he is unfit to serve as commander in chief, and, therefore, must resign,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, Rep. Jim Banks, of Indiana’s 3rd District, also continued to criticize Biden on the terror attack. Two days before the attack, Banks warned Biden would have blood on his hands for any terror attacks at the airport.
On Friday afternoon, Banks used Twitter to call for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to disband what he called “the sham Jan. 6 select committee” and refocus it to investigate Joe Biden’s “national security failures.”
Banks appeared on Fox News hours soon after the blast and before details of the deaths were announced and said the killings were “completely avoidable.”
“And that’s what makes me so angry watching these images and hearing about potentially the loss of American lives.”
On Thursday night, Banks posted a photo of Biden on social media. The photo depicts Biden looking down at a lectern during a press conference Thursday about the explosions. The post included one word in the summary: Defeated.