(CNSNews.com) – Former Vice President Joe Biden called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment while speaking to supporters at a campaign event in Rochester, N.H.
“Last week on the White House lawn, President Trump invited China to get engaged in deciding our election and who our nominee would be. He did while standing in front of reporters and cameras like I am this moment in the broad light of day. It was a third foreign power that we know of that he’s asked in clear, unmistakable language … to interfere on behalf of the Democratic procedures in the United States of America – interfere with them,” Biden said.
“‘Russia, if you’re listening.’ Or ‘I’d like you to do us a favor though’ to the president of Ukraine. ‘China should start investigation,’ Biden said, recounting the president’s words.
Biden called it “wrong” and “un-American,” adding that “it undermines our electoral process.”
“Is it okay for foreign nations to meddle in our elections to spread lies about opponents, specifically at the direct invitation of a sitting president?” Biden asked. “The answer’s obviously no. As Americans, it offends every bone in our body.”
Biden said Trump “will do anything to get elected, including violating the most basic forms of democracy.”
“No president in American history has ever dared to engage in such unimaginable behavior. With his words and his actions, President Trump has indicted himself by obstructing justice, refusing to comply with a congressional inquiry. He’s already convicted himself in full view of the world and the American people,” the former vice president said.
“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,” Biden said. “That’s not only because of what he’s done. To answer whether he’s committed acts of sufficient to warrant impeachment is obvious. We see it in Trump’s own words. We see it in the text from State Department officials that have been made public.”
In response to Biden calling for his impeachment, the president tweeted Wednesday: “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. Joe’s Failing Campaign gave him no other choice!”
Biden responded to Trump’s comment, tweeting, “Thanks for watching. Stop stonewalling the Congress. Honor your oath. Respect the Constitution. And speaking of taxpayers, I’ve released 21 years of my tax returns. You?"