Biden investigation reveals event that nearly pushed Joe to resign as Obama’s vice president

Then-Vice President Joe Biden considered resigning from his post under former President Barack Obama over disagreements with the administration’s policies during the Afghanistan War, according to excerpts of the special counsel report on Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.

As Obama approved sending troops to Afghanistan throughout 2009, Biden repeatedly pushed back on that decision as a “strategic blunder” that would “bring [Obama’s] administration down.” At one point, the vice president even considered stepping down in protest, according to notes Biden made in his notebook shortly after Thanksgiving in 2009.

“Tomorrow the President is going to make a fateful decision regarding Afghanistan — as I sat looking out the window at the sea — thinking I should resign in protest over what will bring his administration down,” Biden wrote.
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