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The I-word looms: McCarthy faces internal pressure to go harder at Biden on Afghanistan
The House GOP leader has resisted an impeachment call, and the Freedom Caucus isn't going there yet. But some see the debate as inevitable.
Washington, August 31, 2021
As hard as Kevin McCarthy has hammered the White House over the chaotic and deadly U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, he’s under rising pressure from his right to go further.
The House minority leader has repeatedly pushed back on rank-and-file Republicans who want to make a high-stakes call for impeaching Biden over his handling of Afghanistan — a vow that would come due should the GOP take back the chamber next November. But multiple House Republican sources said that even before Tuesday’s fraught end to the U.S. military mission, their offices were being bombarded with calls from base voters for a future Biden impeachment or another more forceful response against the administration.Read the full story here.