Biden calls Trump ‘unfit’ but doesn’t endorse impeachment

Biden calls Trump ‘unfit’ but doesn’t endorse impeachment
President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, to announce key administration posts. Source: AP Photo
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Daily US Times: Joe Biden said that President Trump is not “fit for the job,” but he repeatedly refused to endorse growing Democratic calls to the impeachment of the president a second time.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a top Democrat, said in a letter to members of the House that lawmakers could move as early as next week to impeachment process against President Trump for inciting a violent mob that overran the US Capitol if the president didn’t “immediately” resign.

Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, Democratic Senate leader, also have called on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Donald Trump from office — a process for stripping the president of his post and installing the vice president to take over.

On Friday, Joe Biden noted while addressing reporters in his home state of Delaware that a key reason he ran for president was because he would “thought for a long, long time that President Trump wasn’t fit for the job.”

Joe Biden, who will take oath to the ofice in January 20, said: “I’ve been saying for now, well, over a year, he’s not fit to serve,” Biden said. “He’s one of the most incompetent presidents in the history of the United States of America.”

But he refused to back efforts to remove Trump from office while he only has 10 days remaining and insisted that impeachment was up to Congress. Instead, Biden, a Democrat, said he was focused on the start of his own administration on January 20, and he said his top three priorities are distributing vaccines fairly and equitably, beating back the coronavirus and reviving the struggling economy.

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