Biden on Trump: ‘He Should Be Impeached’

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Last updated on 10/09/2019 at 2:27 p.m. E.T.

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden called for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday in his strongest indictment of the Republican leader’s actions involving Ukraine.

Biden, who figures prominently in the actions that led congressional Democrats to start impeachment proceedings, had refrained from making an outright plea for the move. He said in an opinion piece over the weekend the would let Congress do its job on impeachment.

During a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Biden – the Democratic front-runner for the party’s nomination to run against Trump in the November 2020 election – took the gloves off.

“With his words and his actions, President Trump has indicted himself. By obstructing justice, refusing to reply with a congressional inquiry, he’s already convicted himself,” he said. “In full view of the world and the American people, Donald Trump has violated his oath of office, betrayed this nation and committed impeachable acts.”

“To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached.”

Trump responded in real time on Twitter, using one of his nicknames for Biden.

“So pathetic to see Sleepy Joe Biden, who with his son, Hunter, and to the detriment of the American Taxpayer, has ripped off at least two countries for millions of dollars, calling for my impeachment – and I did nothing wrong.”

The Democratic-led House of Representatives opened impeachment proceedings against Trump on Sept. 24 over a phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25 in which he asked Zelinskiy to investigate Biden and his businessman son, Hunter Biden.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Chris Reese and Grant McCool)

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WellHungChad
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SyPhyllis, Seriously, when there was no crime committed there CANNOT be obstruction of justice. Only small minds like yours can’t comprehend that. Besides, the Mueller report as debunked and illegitimate as it was, is soooo yesterday. The Democrats have moved on to collaborating with Ukraine (which has also been debunked by the Ukrainian president himself) Didn’t you get the memo? What scandal will you lying POS Democrats come up with next week? The Democrats are SO desperate and so pathetic!! And foolish morons like you will parrot the line. Look over here, SyPhyllis, another shiny object! Go get it girl!… Read more »

General Confusion
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While everyone is focused on impeachment, the administration is trying to roll back ANOTHER Obama regulation to keep profits in the US and to be taxed accordingly. King Donald The Loser wants to allow unpatriotic companies to off-shore profits so that they don’t pay as much in our taxes. He wants COMPANIES to do this, which means YOU AND I have to make up the difference.

For the first time ever, the top 400 wealthiest in the country paid lower taxes than ANY other tax group!

WellHungChad
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“With his words and his actions, President Trump has indicted himself.”…by doing exactly what Creepy Joe did, except for the threat of withholding $1B from a foreign government.

And so the impeachment bru ha ha reaches a fever pitch right befor the IG report comes out indicting FBI and CIA operatives for perjury before a FISA court and illegal surveillance of a private citizen.

The Dems better get Trump before he exposes them! That’s what the rush to impeach is all about. Put your clown noses on Democrats!!! You may have a future in a circus…somewhere.

Screwtape
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Hmm. Charges of corruption. Biden bragged about abusing his VP powers to influence a foreign gov’t to protect his son. Sounds ZACTLY the same corruption the Dims are trying to impeach Trump on.

Joe might NOT be prosecuted, but it’s likely the average voter has some questions as to Quid Pro Joe AND his snorterrrific son.

General Confusion
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I am confused.

Where are all of the IJR members asking, “Impeached for what?” You disappoint me.

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