Joe Biden on Impeachment: Congress Has No Other Option

Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a tour at the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Plymouth, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Former Vice President Joe Biden continued to dance around the concept of impeaching President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

Biden said that Congress would have to start the process if Trump continued to stonewall their investigations.

“If the president does not soon start to cooperate with the legitimate investigations of the Congress, then, in fact, Congress has no option but to begin an impeachment inquiry,” Biden said.

The former vice president commented on the process during an event with voters in Concord, New Hampshire on Tuesday night in response to a question from a young boy about impeaching the president.

Biden said that once Congress began the impeachment process, they would have more power to make investigative demands of the president.

The former vice president said that the Trump administration should allow his aides and former aides to testify before Congress.

“I’m not looking forward to an impeachment process, I think it will be a giant distraction on things that in fact we should be focusing on getting done,” he said.

Biden cited seven areas of inquiry in the Mueller report that deserved further investigation.

“Those areas should be investigated by the United States Congress,” he said.

Biden said he was more focused on winning the presidency in 2020.

“My job is to impeach him a different way … beat him,” he said.


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