Biden: Congress Should Impeach Trump If He Blocks Their Investigations
Joe Biden has had an exceptionally good campaign roll-out since he announced his candidacy last week. The latest Morning Consult poll shows the former VP with a 14% lead over the next closest candidate, Bernie Sanders.
Biden appeared on Good Morning America to discuss both his run and the current Trump presidency. During the interview, he claimed that if the president continues to block congress, their only option is to impeach.
The former vice president told host Robin Roberts:
“There are elements of the report, in the second phase of the report, there are about 7 or 8 things that are left undone. It was not in his purview to investigate, he (Mueller) thought. The congress is attempting to take that up. What congress should do and what they are doing is investigate that. If in fact, they block the investigation, they have no alternative but to go to the only other constitutional resort they have, which is impeachment.”
Joe Biden tells @GMA Congress is investigating elements "left undone" by special counsel Mueller.
"If in fact they block the investigation, they have no alternative but to go to the only other constitutional resort they have, [which] is impeachment." https://t.co/YS6D0nsVmt pic.twitter.com/KUqWzPHZ7v
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 30, 2019
The White House has been fighting congressional attempts to acquire Trump’s financial records. He and his family recently sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One is an attempt to block the banks from sharing his records.
The bank subpoenas are a part of the overall investigation and oversight into the president, his businesses and his associates, which are being conducted by Congress. House Intelligence Chairman, Adam Schiff, said the committee wanted to look, “into allegations of potential foreign influence on the U.S. political process.”
Attorney General, William Barr, has also threatened to not testify in front of Congress later this week, like he had planned. It is unknown if this pushback was at the behest at the White House.