Democrats in Congress are reportedly worried how President Joe Biden’s plummeting approval ratings amid the chaos in Afghanistan will affect the Democratic Party as a whole. Democratic lawmakers are concerned that Biden’s handling of the U.S. pullout of Afghanistan as well as COVID-19 may undermine the party in the near future and cause a backlash that ousts Democrats from power in Congress and across the United States. Biden’s approval rating has fallen across multiple polls since Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, fell to the Taliban on August 15. Since then, the U.S. has overseen a frenzied and chaotic evacuation of thousands of U.S. personnel and citizens from Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport. Biden’s polling averages for RealClearPolitics and 538 tumbled below 50% for the first time last week. Nearly three-quarters of Americans believe that the Biden administration has botched the pullout from Afghanistan. Biden has continued to defend his decision and handling of the effort while claiming that a prior conditional agreement made between former President Donald Trump and the Taliban forced Biden’s actions.