Biden Considered Resigning As Obama’s V.P.

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( – On Thursday, Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Hur released his report on President Biden’s classified documents mishandling case in which he noted that Biden had considered resigning from his position as the then-vice President in 2009 “in protest.” As noted at the time, Biden had disagreed with the policies followed by then-President Barack Obama regarding Afghanistan and had been worried that these policies would lead to “another Vietnam.” 

Hur was brought in last year to investigate Biden’s mishandling of the classified documents that he had retained after his time serving in the Obama administration. In the paper, Biden retained there was information about the foreign policy and military in Afghanistan as well as general national security information. 

In the report, Hur noted that Biden had written in an “Af/Pak” notebook his notes where he had argued that Obama would be making a “fateful decision” concerning Afghanistan which made him think that he needed to resign in protest. Biden had also written that this announcement would bring the Obama “administration down.” The notes had been taken in 2009 during several National Security Council meetings. 

Biden had proceeded in his notes to write that while he was not there for the early days of the Vietnam war, he believes this is what “Kennedy then Johnson” would have felt like. He added that he felt guilty and boxed in by the reality that he could not resign as this would just make Obama’s position harder.

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