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For first time, Joe Biden calls for Donald Trump to be impeached

Biden’s impeachment call comes as Trump releases new ad blaming Biden

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 of a blistering 25-minute speech in Rochester, N.H., departing from his usual campaign pitch and signaling that he will aggressively confront Trump as the president pushes unfounded accusations that the former vice president and his son had nefarious dealings in Ukraine.

Trump is “shooting holes in the Constitution,” Biden said, by asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 election by pursuing dirt on the Bidens and then refusing to cooperate with a resulting House impeachment inquiry.

“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, cataloguing a litany of Trump’s actions that the former vice president said warrant impeachment.

The speech comes as Biden’s campaign continues internal deliberations over the best way to handle Trump’s broadsides and an impeachment inquiry that could last months — and potentially never result in the Republican-led Senate removing Trump from office even if the Democratic-led House impeaches him.

“He’s not just testing us,” Biden said. “He’s laughing at us.”

Before Biden had concluded in New Hampshire, Trump retorted via Twitter. “So pathetic,” he wrote, to see Biden calling for his impeachment. The president maintained that he had done nothing wrong.

In a July 25 phone call to Ukraine’s leader, Trump asked for “a favor” of investigating Biden and his son Hunter, who previously served on the board of a Ukrainian energy firm that had drawn scrutiny in that country.

Without evidence and contrary to the accounts of several Ukrainian officials, Trump insists that Biden used his role as vice president to protect his son from corruption investigations when he pressed for the firing of the top Ukrainian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, during President Barack Obama’s second term.

Ukrainian officials, including one Shokin successor, have disputed Trump’s theories, and Biden has previously noted that the Obama administration’s position was supported by many other Western governments, who saw Shokin as incompetent or corrupt.

Biden on Wednesday again blasted Trump’s “lies and smears and distortion” and said the president peddles them because he fears facing Biden in a general election.

“He’s trying to create a campaign where truth and facts are irrelevant,” Biden said, adding that the spectacle covers the president’s “manifest incompetence.”

“We’re not going to let Donald Trump pick the Democratic nominee for president,” Biden added. “I’m not going to let him get away with it. He’s picked a fight with the wrong guy.”

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  1. BobDunn

    October 9, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Such a hypocrite. Yeah Joe? and “they have 6 hours to do it.’

    Democrat-Socialist 2020 Platform & Goals:

    -End all deportations of illegal aliens (if you get here, you stay.)

    -Voting rights for non citizens.

    -Massive tax increases.

    -Increase refugee’s from the third world.

    -Non citizens allowed to hold public office.

    -Socialism.

    -Open Borders.

    -Sanctuary Cities.

    -Decriminalize illegal entry into our country.

    -De-fund & terminate Border Patrol & ICE.

    -Disarming Americans.

    -Free abortions for all (Taxpayer funded)

    -Green new deal.

    -End of Electoral College

    -Free medicare care for all including non citizens (taxpayer funded)

    -!00% free college for all, including non citizens. (tax payer funded)

    -Reparations.

    -Convicts, terrorists voting.

    -Susie & Bobby using the same restrooms.

    -Late term abortions up to 9 months.

    -Infanticide.

    -Pay check for every person in the US even if they choose not to work.

    _Welfare/food stamps for non citizens.

    *Sources: Straight from the Democrat’s themselves. View their speeches / debates on you tube. The choice is yours.

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