During his latest interview, former Vice President Joe Biden told “CBS This Morning” that if the Democrats took control of the House, they shouldn’t make impeaching President Donald Trump their priority.
Biden hopes that if Democrats take control from the midterm elections, that they focus on more pressing issues.
“I hope they don’t,” Biden said in response to Democrats wanting to impeach Trump. “I don’t think there’s a basis for doing that right now.”
His comment comes as many Democrats have stated that they want to see Trump impeached, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).
Biden made it clear that Democrats should wait for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to finish his investigation on whether or not there were incidents of collusion between the president and Russia.
The former vice president also said that there are more pressing issues than trying to get the current president out of the White House.
“I think we should focus on all the terrible things that are happening now in terms of interest of the middle-class people and working class people,” Biden said.
“There are so many things to attend to immediately. Let’s see where the investigation takes us,” he added.
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Joe Biden insists Trump shouldn't be impeached until Russia investigation is complete pic.twitter.com/feUehDIXCo
— The Independent (@Independent) October 18, 2018
CBS host Norah O’Donnell reminded Biden he has previously said that our Democracy is under assault
“I think our basic American values are at stake — decency, honor, giving hate no safe harbor, telling the truth, understanding there’s something bigger than you. And it really is under assault,” Biden responded.
“It’s not who we are,” the former vice president said, after ripping on Trump.
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"I think our basic American values are at stake – decency, honor, giving hate no safe harbor, telling the truth, understanding there's something bigger than you. And it really is under assault." –@JoeBiden on the midterm elections pic.twitter.com/KCPJSsIgdy
— Norah O'Donnell?? (@NorahODonnell) October 18, 2018
If Democrats hope to impeach Trump, they must win control and a two-thirds majority in the Senate, but they would also require some Republican support to do so.