For first time, candidate Joe Biden calls for Trump to be impeached, says president is ‘shooting holes in the Constitution’
ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection.
Biden made the remarks as part a blistering 25-minute campaign speech in New Hampshire.
“This is a president who has decided this nation doesn’t have the tools, the power, the political will” to punish bad behavior, Biden said. “He’s not just testing us. He’s laughing at us.”
Trump in a July phone call to Ukraine’s leader had asked for “a favor” of investigating Biden and his son, Hunter. House Democrats have begun impeachment proceedings against Trump based on a rough transcript of the July 25 telephone call.
Trump maintains his unfounded assertions that Biden, as vice president, used his office to protect his son from corruption investigations in Ukraine. Biden on Wednesday again called those theories “lies” and said Trump was peddling them because he fears facing Biden in a general election.