Former Vice President Joe Biden declared on Tuesday that Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump if he continues to stonewall attempts to investigate his alleged wrongdoing, including his call to the Ukrainian president.
Biden’s statement came amid rising calls among Democrats to begin impeachment efforts in wake of Trump’s reported attempts to get Ukraine to dig up dirt on Biden.
“If the President does not comply with such a request of the Congress, if he continues to obstruct Congress and flaunt the law, Donald Trump will leave congress, in my view no choice, but to initiate impeachment,” Biden said. “That would be a tragedy, but a tragedy of his own making.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is expected to announce a formal impeachment inquiry later Tuesday afternoon.
Watch Biden below:
Biden says if Trump keeps stonewalling Congress, it has no choice but to launch impeachment inquiry pic.twitter.com/Ev2yq8nBIt
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