Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., on Friday said that President Joe Biden should resign following the attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed over 100 people according to the most recent reports.
“There needs to be a heck of a lot of accountability, and I really don’t believe that this president can stay in this position,” Zeldin said in an interview with Rita Cosby on “The Rita Cosby Show” on WABC Radio.
“I believe that he should resign,” the congressman added.
“That’s my opinion,” he continued. “I don’t think he’s up to the job and I believe that the worst is to come because all of these other nations are watching what’s going on and they’re seeing this vulnerability.”
Zeldin said that members of Biden’s Cabinet, such as Secretary of State Antony Blinken, should also step down following the attack.
“The one thing that I’m suspecting here and other people feel the same way, is that the president has a Cabinet, but it seems like he has a shadow Cabinet, too,” the New York Republican said. “Because you get information from a Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and others, and it’s not jiving with what the president’s decision is.”
He added that “somewhere inside of that building, there is a cabal of people who are giving this president some really bad advice. I don’t see how Secretary Blinken can stay on as a Secretary of State.”
The congressman went on to describe the recent attack at the airport in Kabul as “predictable, foreseeable, avoidable … an 8-year-old would come up with a better plan.”
Zeldin joins fellow Republican Reps. Byron Donalds of Florida, House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik of New York, and Jim Banks of Indiana, as well as GOP Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri, and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, in calling for Biden to resign.