Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden openly pronounced the impeachment of US President Donald Trump for the first time. Trump "self-incriminated" by obstructing justice and breaking his oath of office, Biden said on Wednesday during an election campaign in Rochester, New Hampshire.
"It should be removed from the office." What Trump did was wrong, not American and threatening to American democracy, the former vice president lamented. "We can't let him get away with it." The president has not the slightest decency, Biden complained. Trump spreads nothing but lies about him and his son Hunter. There is nothing wrong with these attacks.
Trump responds to Joe Biden's request
Trump is accused of abusing the power of his office for a foreign government to interfere in his election campaign. Trump had encouraged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj in a phone call to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Biden calls for the presidential nomination of the Democrats in the 2020 elections, in which Trump also competes. According to the Democrats, Trump has temporarily used military aid blocked for Ukraine as leverage. They then launched investigations into possible impeachment proceedings against Trump.
The president, in turn, accuses Hunter Biden of being unfairly enriched by doing business in Ukraine. Joe Biden accuses him of using his role as vice president of the United States to protect his son from criminal investigations in Ukraine. Biden has repeatedly rejected the charges.
Trump reacted directly to Biden's attack. Even while talking about his potential challenger, Trump tweeted that it was pathetic to see Biden request his impeachment. "Joe's failed campaign left him no choice!"