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Tuesday, 19th January, 2021
 
 
 
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Biden urges Senate to prioritise ‘other urgent business’ along Trump’s impeachment
Jan 14, 2021
Source: CEOAfrica News: Reported by- Prince Lawrence

U.S President-elect, Joe Biden, on Wednesday urged the Senate to also consider the country’s other urgent business as it works on Donald Trump’ second impeachment.

Biden, in a statement made on Wednesday said the House’ vote to impeach and hold the president accountable was a bipartisan vote cast by members who followed the Constitution and their conscience, adding that the house should as well look into his agenda for swift action in office after his inauguration.

“To impeach and hold the president accountable was a bipartisan vote cast by members who followed the Constitution and their conscience.

"This nation also remains in the grip of a deadly virus and a reeling economy," Biden continued. "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," he said.

The House voted 232 to 197 on Wednesday to impeach Trump, with 10 Republican lawmakers joining all Democrats to impeach Trump for "incitement of insurrection" exactly one week after rioters stormed the US Capitol as the House certified Biden';s election victory.

Marking the first time a president has been impeached twice, the process now advances to the Senate, which will conduct a trial.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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