Despite the media’s efforts to ignore serious questions about his ability to perform basic job duties, President Biden eventually had to attempt to be a leader with a response regarding the impeachment of Trump after he’d already left office, which was understandably a divisive issue as most people didn’t understand the motive.
Considering that such a needless, divisive, wasteful process would not benefit the American people, but would obviously be detrimental due to the resources and [most importantly] time devoted by hundreds of US representatives – who actually have a job to do – the correct response was clear.
Unfortunately, despite prior portrayals of “Unity,” according to his inauguration speech and every day of coverage since, Biden chose the exact opposite:
President Joe Biden has said the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump “has to happen,” CNN reported.
Biden made the remark on the impending impeachment trial to CNN’s Kaitlin Collins in the White House as House impeachment managers transmitted the article of impeachment against Trump on Monday.
The president acknowledged that the impeachment trial could influence the success of his own legislative agenda, but he told Collins there could be “a worse effect if it didn’t happen.”
Biden told CNN that he didn’t think 17 Republican lawmakers would vote to convict Trump, adding that he thought the result of the trial would be different if Trump had six months left in his term.
“The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn’t changed that much,” Biden said.
“President Biden told CNN Monday that he believes the impeachment trial of former President Trump “has to happen,” but he does not think 17 Republicans will join Democrats to vote to convict.
Why it matters: Biden’s comments are most concrete he has made about his views on Trump’s second impeachment.
What he’s saying: Biden also said that while the impeachment trial would delay Senate business on other matters, including his legislative agenda and likely the confirmation of some of his Cabinet nominees, he said there would be “a worse effect if it didn’t happen,” per CNN.
Biden added that he believes the outcome of the trial would be different if Trump had six months left in his term. “The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn’t changed that much,” the president told CNN.”
“While acknowledging the effect it could have on his agenda, the president said there would be “a worse effect if it didn’t happen”.
Biden said he didn’t think enough Republican senators would vote for impeachment to convict, though he also said the outcome might well have been different if Trump had had six months left in his term.”
“Biden made the remark on the impending impeachment trial to CNN’s Kaitlin Collins in the White House as House impeachment managers transmitted the article of impeachment against Trump on Monday.”