Fox News host Sean Hannity spoke out on Thursday night to call for President Joe Biden to “step down or be removed” from office over the situation in Afghanistan as Americans are “being held at the whim of the Taliban.”
Hannity began by saying that it appears that the members of the Biden administration “still don’t know exactly how many” Americans are trapped in Afghanistan, and that they have “zero plan to rescue any” of them.
“At this hour the Biden administration, they still don’t know exactly how many. Joe’s estimating about 15,000,” Hannity said on his Fox News show. “They don’t know where they’re located. They can’t even tell us exactly how many have been evacuated. And worst of all, they have zero plan to rescue any Americans.”
Hannity went on to say that while Biden has struggled to evacuate Americans from Afghanistan, other countries have gotten people out successfully using their own special forces.
“And as we speak, there are other countries at least trying and extracting their citizens with their special forces,” he said. “For example, the British are calling it Operation Pity, but the United States as of now has no such program.”
Hannity also talked about how much danger the Americans trying to flee Afghanistan are in, saying that they are “putting their life in the hands” of those who played a large role in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Hannity said that there are “Afghan families, literally passing their babies over a wall covered with razor wire, begging the British to take their children because they know that their children will be murdered by the Taliban if they don’t get inside of that airport. Think how desperate a mother or father would have to be to do such a thing. But they do it because that’s all they think they can do to save their kids. Because they know what the Taliban is all about and how they treat people.”
Not stopping there, Hannity blasted Biden for getting rid of many of former President Donald Trump’s withdrawal safety measures, such as the Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau, even though they help protects Americans who are abroad.
“They acted like it wasn’t happening,” Hannity added. “In fact, an internal State Department cable in July actually warned of Kabul’s imminent collapse. Joe did nothing. And now we’re experiencing what is the single worst foreign policy crisis and debacle ever.”
Hannity then called on Biden step down from the presidency if “he’s not up to do the job,” claiming he and his administration have become “totally detached and out to lunch” and arguing their response to the crisis in Afghanistan is a ‘dereliction of duty.”
“And today, Joe Biden had no public events, again,” the Fox News host stated. “Called a lid, I’m done, at 3:30 in the afternoon, no press briefing. I guess Jen Psaki is back on vacation because we didn’t hear from her. We haven’t heard a word from Kamala Harris in more than a week. And thousands of American lives are at risk at this hour and the Biden administration is completely, totally detached and out to lunch,” he said.
“This is, by every definition, a dereliction of duty,” Hannity said. “If Joe Biden is not up for this job. Now, we’ve joked about it. We’ve kidded about it. We’ve shown you the video, and then we stop laughing about it because it’s not funny, because seeing Joe Biden weak and frail and a cognitive mess is not good for the United States.”
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“It’s not good for our fellow citizens, those trapped behind enemy lines tonight and it’s not good for the world either,” he concluded. “If he doesn’t care about the lives of Americans abroad, if he’s not up to this job, he needs to either step down or be removed. If he just wants to live out his remaining days on a beach in Delaware, I’m fine with that. Step down. Let someone more capable take over.”
Check out Hannity’s full monologue on this in the video below.