Joe Biden: 'Congress Has No Choice’ But To Impeach Trump
Presidential candidate arrives late to the impeachment train
Presidential candidate and self-proclaimed gaffe machine, Joe Biden, has jumped aboard the impeachment train along with other Democrats who have seemingly cracked under the pressure of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
"Joe Biden will publicly use a Tuesday afternoon press conference to back the impeachment of President Trump if he fails to cooperate with Congress over claims by an intelligence community whistleblower about his dealings with Ukraine," the Washington Examiner reported.
"He’s going to make the point that Trump’s latest abuses are on top of all of his prior abuses."
"He’s going to call on Trump to comply with all of Congress’ outstanding, lawful requests for information — in the Ukraine matter, and in the other investigations — and if Trump does not comply, Congress has no choice but to impeach," a Biden campaign spokesman added.
Other prominent Democrats have already advocated support for Trump's impeachment.
"If in fact, he was pressuring the Ukrainian president to open an investigation on the former vice president, Vice President Biden, that’s an incredible abuse of power," Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) said.
"A sitting president trying to basically force another president of another country to go after a political rival that by itself … is worthy of impeachment."
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said on Twitter: "The House must impeach. It must start today."
"By failing to act, Congress is complicit in Trump's latest attempt to solicit foreign interference to aid him in U.S. elections," Warren said.
"Do your constitutional duty and impeach the president."
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"A president is sitting in the Oval Office, right now, who continues to commit crimes," Warren tweeted.
"He continues because he knows his Justice Department won't act and believes Congress won't either. Today's news confirmed he thinks he's above the law. If we do nothing, he'll be right."
On Monday, Nancy Pelosi appeared to relent on her stance against moving forward with President Donald Trump's impeachment just hours after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said it was a major "national scandal."
Pelosi has continually resisted AOC and the Democrats' call to impeach Trump because the move would imperil the electability of moderate Democrats in the House.
The House speaker said that a whistleblower, who reportedly claimed that Trump acted improperly during a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, should be allowed to speak in Congress.
Pelosi's push came as top Republicans, including California Rep. Devin Nunes, predicted it would backfire for Democrats.