CHICAGO
07/08/2010 12:09 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Judy Biggert: Michael Steele Should Step Down Over Afghanistan Remarks

Rep. Judy Biggert, a Republican congresswoman from suburban Chicago, has called for the resignation of Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele.

Her call comes on the heels of Steele's comments about the Afghanistan war, in which he called it "a war of Obama's choosing" and "not something the United States has actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in."

On WLS-AM radio, a conservative-leaning Chicago talk radio station, Biggert described Steele's remarks as "a huge mistake," and said, "I would call for him to step down."

Listen to Biggert discuss Steele:

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It makes Biggert the second Republican member of Congress to ask for Steele's head over the remarks. Tom Cole, a representative from Oklahoma, made a similar demand over the weekend.

Conservative commentators Bill Kristol and Liz Cheney have also pressed for Steele's resignation in recent days. But Ann Coulter defended the embattled party chair Wednesday, in a column entitled "Bill Kristol Must Resign."

So far, neither Steele nor Kristol has left his job.