President-elect Joe Biden released a statement Wednesday night in reaction to the House’s impeachment of President Trump, reiterating his expressed hope that the Senate will be able to carry out their regular legislative duties while dealing with impeachment responsibilities.
“This nation also remains in the grip of a deadly virus and a reeling economy,” Biden says. “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.”
While not stating his position either way, Biden stated that the violence at the Capitol was incited by the President, saying it “was carried out by political extremists and domestic terrorists, who were incited to this violence by President Trump.”
Biden added: “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.”