Democrat Joe Biden released a statement Wednesday evening, after the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for the second time in his presidency, in a 232 to 197 voted.
In his statement, Biden blamed President Trump for the riot at the Capitol last week, claiming he incited the attack, and urged the Senate to “find a way to deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment.”
He then declared, “And it has never been more critical for us to stand together as a nation than right now.”
READ Biden’s full statement below:
Last week, we saw an unprecedented assault on our democracy. It was unlike anything we have witnessed in the 244-year history of our nation.
A violent attack on the United States Capitol itself. On the people’s representatives. On police officers who every day risk their lives to protect them. And on fellow citizens who serve as public servants in that Citadel of Liberty.
Windows and doors were destroyed. Offices ransacked. A Capitol Hill police officer was murdered. Another lost his life a few days later. Four other people died in the senseless mayhem of that day.
This criminal attack was planned and coordinated. It was carried out by political extremists and domestic terrorists, who were incited to this violence by President Trump.
It was an armed insurrection against the United States of America. And those responsible must be held accountable.
Today, the members of the House of Representatives exercised the power granted to them under our Constitution and voted to impeach and hold the president accountable. It was a bipartisan vote cast by members who followed the Constitution and their conscience. The process continues to the Senate.
This nation also remains in the grip of a deadly virus and a reeling economy. I hope that the Senate leadership will find a way to deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation.
From confirmations to key posts such as Secretaries for Homeland Security, State, Defense, Treasury, and Director of National Intelligence, to getting our vaccine program on track, and to getting our economy going again. Too many of our fellow Americans have suffered for too long over the past year to delay this urgent work.
I have often said that there is nothing we can’t do, if we do it together. And it has never been more critical for us to stand together as a nation than right now.
So we must remember who we are as Americans and what we stand for and believe.
It’s time for us to be what at our best we have always been.
The United States of America.
POTUS-elect Joe Biden’s statement on Trump’s second impeachment.
“This criminal attack was planned and coordinated. It was carried out by political extremists and domestic terrorists, who were incited to this violence by President Trump.” pic.twitter.com/2rIuF7d1BY
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) January 14, 2021
FLASHBACK: On March 20, 2018, Biden said of President Trump, “They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said ‘no.’ I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.'”
Here is Joe Biden saying he wants to take President Trump behind the gym and “beat the hell out of him” and Nancy Pelosi calling for a mass uprising in the streets. These people are monsters. The hypocrisy is infuriating. Please share to spread the truth!! pic.twitter.com/5pu7WBVnu3
— Steven Schulz (@StevenSchulz22) January 9, 2021
The Dennis Michael Lynch Podcast on January 13, 2021 focused heavily on the impeachment efforts of Democrats — they want Trump gone because of the events of January 6 at the U.S. Capitol. Listen below, and share!