Biden tweets about impeachment vote, reminds Senate of ‘other urgent business’

Biden tweets about impeachment vote, reminds Senate of ‘other urgent business’

After
the
House
voted
to

impeach
President

Trump
Wednesday,
President-elect

Biden
said
the
chamber
had
held
the
president
“accountable”
and
asked
the
Senate
to
do
their
“constitutional
responsibilities”
on
impeachment

along
with
“other
urgent
business.”

“Today,
in
a
bipartisan
vote,
the
House
voted
to
impeach
and
hold
President
Trump
accountable,”
Biden
tweeted
hours
after
the
232-197
vote
to
impeach
Trump
for “incitement
of
insurrection.” “Now,
the
process
continues
to
the
Senate—and
I
hope
they’ll
deal
with
their
Constitutional
responsibilities
on
impeachment
while
also
working
on
the
other
urgent
business
of
this
nation.”

Many
Democrats
pushed
for
a
second
Trump
impeachment
after
a
mob
of
his
supporters stormed
the
Capitol on
Jan.
6
in
an
unsuccessful
attempt
to
stop
the
certification
of
Biden’s
electoral
college
win.


TRUMP
IMPEACHED
BY
HOUSE
OVER
CAPITOL
RIOTS,
BECOMES
FIRST
PRESIDENT
TO
FACE
REBUKE
TWICE 

Biden
has
mostly
stayed
silent
on
whether
he
supported
impeachment.
He
is
poised
to
take
office
in
the
midst
of
an
uptick
in
coronavirus
cases,
a
slow
rollout
of
the
vaccine
and
an
economy
struggling
to
recover
amid
the
pandemic.

Since
Biden
assumes
the
presidency
on
Jan.
20,
and
the
Senate
doesn’t
plan
to
reconvene
until
the
19th,
an
impeachment
trial
would
likely
take
place
during
the
crucial
early
days
of
his
presidency.

Biden
spoke
to
House
Speaker
Nancy
Pelosi
late
last
week,
telling
her
he
would
“focus
on
doing
his
job
and
leave
it
to
her
to
handle
impeachment,”
a
senior
Biden
adviser
speaking
on
condition
of
anonymity
told
The
Washington
Post.


BIDEN
TEAM
SAYS
US
‘CANNOT
AFFORD
GAPS
IN
NATIONAL
SECURITY
LEADERSHIP,’
URGES
SENATE
TO
CONFIRM
NOMINEES

Immediately
after
the
siege
on
the
Capitol,
Biden
denounced
the
attackers
as
“rioters,
insurrectionists,
and
domestic
terrorists”
but
declined
to
publicly
say
whether
he
supported
another
impeachment.

On
Monday,
Biden
asked
Senators
if
they
could
“bifurcate”
their
time
between
the
Senate
trial
and
other
business.

“Can
we
go
half-day
on
dealing
with
the
impeachment
and
half-day
getting
my
people
nominated
and
confirmed
in
the
Senate?”
he
told
reporters
he
asked
of
lawmakers
over
concerns
about
his
Cabinet
nominees,
the

Post
reported.


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Sen.
Chuck
Schumer,
who
will
soon
be
Senate
Majority
Leader,
is
also
looking
at
ways
to
speed
through
the
Senate
trial, which
would
traditionally
take
weeks
and
leave
little
time
for
other
business,
the
Post
reported.

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