Rep. Cory Mills moves to impeach Defense Sec. Austin in historic first

by ian

Florida Republican Rep. Cory Mills has made good on a promise he made earlier this year to file impeachment articles against Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

Mills told the secretary back in March that he had drafted articles of impeachment over the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal. That hasty removal of troops led to 200 deaths, including 13 American service members.

“High-level officials in this administration blatantly ignored intel that Americans and our allied partners in Kabul would be left behind in harm’s way,” Mills said.

Mills alleges that Austin forsook his sworn duties to the US and national security with the decision. The congressman also remarked that it’s time to take real action to address the administration’s failure.

It appears to be the first time that articles of impeachment have been filed against a defense secretary.