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Biden Hedges Bets on Trump Impeachment

He's letting Congress do the dirty work.

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In keeping with the political adage that when your enemy is destroying himself don’t get in the way, Joe Biden is staying above the fracas and leaving the heavy lifting to Democrats on the Hill, who have just introduced articles of impeachment.

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FNC: “President-elect Joe Biden is avoiding taking a firm position on removing President Trump from office ahead after last week’s Capitol riot, as House Democrats signaled they would introduce articles of impeachment against him on Monday. Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu, David Cicilline, and Jamie Raskin drafted the article of impeachment, “Incitement to Insurrection,” which they plan to introduce in a House pro forma session on Monday. Biden, over the weekend, said that Trump is ‘not above the law,’ saying that ‘justice serves the people — it doesn’t protect the powerful.’ But the president-elect has stopped short of outright calling for Trump’s impeachment or for Vice President Mike Pence and the Trump Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment.Biden said it was up to Congress to decide.”

“I’m focused on the virus, the vaccine and economic growth. What Congress decides to do is for them to decide,” Biden said. “We’re going to do our job and the Congress can decide how to proceed with theirs…That’s a decision for the Congress to make. I am focused on my job.”

Biden has called Trump “one of the most incompetent presidents in the history of the United States…it’s important to get on with the business of getting him out of office…the quickest way that that will happen is us being sworn in on the 20th. What action happens before or after that is a judgment for the Congress to make.”

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Biden added: “If we were six months out, we should be doing everything to get him out of office, impeaching him again. Trying to invoke the 25th Amendment. Whatever it took to get him out of office. But I am focused now on us taking control as president and vice president on the 20th and getting our agenda moving as quickly as we can.” With impeachment charges already up before the House Monday afternoon, Biden is playing it cool. That is politically smart.

This piece was written by David Kamioner on January 11, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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