Biden on impeachment of Trump: Senate must fulfill constitutional obligations

Trump Impeachment: GOP Argues Constitutional Issues, Warn of More Division

President-elect urged senators to be mindful of pressing issues of concern to all Americans

US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Senate leadership to address other pressing issues while fulfilling their responsibilities regarding the impeachment of Donald Trump, which was backed by a majority of House legislators tonight..

«It is my hope that the Senate leadership will find a way to deal with their constitutional impeachment obligations while working on other pressing issues.», – Biden said in a statement.

President-elect agrees that Donald Trump incited violence «political extremists and domestic terrorists», who made «criminal assault» to the US Congress.

«It was an armed rebellion against the United States of America. And the perpetrators must be held accountable. Members of the House of Representatives today took advantage of the powers conferred on them by our Constitution and voted to impeach and hold the President accountable.», – Biden said, stressing that the impeachment was supported, among other things, by some Republicans who decided «follow the Constitution and your conscience».

Biden on impeachment of Trump: Senate must fulfill constitutional obligations

Now that approval of impeachment depends on a Senate decision, the president-elect has called on the leadership of the upper house of Congress «find a way to deal with their constitutional obligations of impeachment while working on other pressing issues for the country».

Joe Biden recalled that the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing in the United States, which has seriously weakened the economy. With the new administration in office, senators must approve candidates nominated by Biden for key positions in the state, including the Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Treasury, and Director of National Intelligence.

«I often say that we cannot do anything if we do not act together … We must remember that we are Americans, remember what we have always defended and believed in», – added by President-elect Biden.

Biden on impeachment of Trump: Senate must fulfill constitutional obligations