‘Not going to be an impeachment,’ McConnell says
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (CNN/WTVQ) – Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday “there isn’t going to be an impeachment” of President Joe Biden over the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, noting Democrats control the House and Senate.
The Congressional Gold Medal would be awarded to Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, Cpl. Hunter Lopez, Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, Cpl. Daegan W. Page, Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, and Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak.
“While the Congressional Gold Medal is one of Congress’ highest honors, this is a small token compared to the ultimate sacrifice 13 U.S. service members gave on August 26th. They bravely worked and put themselves at risk to safely evacuate American citizens and Afghan allies. I’ll never forget the 13 U.S. service members’ sacrifices, and this congressional honor would ensure their legacy is remembered in our country’s history for generations to come,” said Guthrie.