Biden rebuts Trump’s accusations


National News

October 10, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on Wednesday in Rochester, N.H. For the first time, Biden has publicly called for President Trump to be impeached. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images/TNS)

Joe Biden said for the first time Wednesday that President Donald Trump should be impeached for abusing his powers in soliciting help for his own reelection, calling his actions “un-American.”

The former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate said Trump was “shooting holes in the Constitution” by asking foreign governments to interfere in the 2020 election. In July, after putting a hold on crucial U.S. aid to Ukraine, Trump asked the nation’s leader in a phone call for “a favor” — investigations including one focused on Biden and his son Hunter.

House Democrats have begun an impeachment inquiry centered on the July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

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