After the chamber voted to impeach President Trump on Wednesday, President-elect Biden said the chamber held the president “responsible” and asked the Senate to fulfill its “constitutional responsibilities” for impeachment – along with “other urgent matters.”
“Today, in a bipartisan vote, the House voted to impeach and hold President Trump accountable,” Biden tweeted hours after Trump’s impeachment vote 232-197 for “inciting an uprising.” “Now the process continues for the Senate – and I hope you to deal with their constitutional impeachment responsibilities while working on other urgent matters of this nation. “
Many Democrats have called for a second impeachment of Trump after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a failed attempt to halt certification of victory in Biden College.
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Biden was largely silent on whether he supported impeachment. He is ready to take office in the midst of coronavirus cases, the slow release of the vaccine and the economy, which is struggling to recover from the pandemic.
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Biden spoke with Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi late last week, telling her he would “focus on doing his job and let her handle the impeachment,” Biden’s senior adviser said on condition of anonymity. in front of The Washington Post.
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Immediately after the siege of the Capitol, Biden denounced the attackers as “insurgents, insurgents and domestic terrorists,” but declined to say publicly whether he supported another impeachment.
On Monday, Biden asked senators if they could “split” their time between the Senate trial and other cases.
“Can we go on for half a day to deal with impeachment and half a day to get my people nominated and confirmed in the Senate?” he told reporters he had asked lawmakers for concerns about nominees from his cabinet, the Post reported.
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Senator Chuck Schumer, who will soon be the leader of the Senate majority, is also looking for ways to speed up the Senate process, which traditionally takes weeks and leaves little time for other matters, the Post reported.