Biden says Trump impeachment “has to happen” but does not expect Senate to vote to convict

During a interview in the West Wing, President Biden told a CNN reporter he believes Trump impeachment “has to happen.”

Biden however said he does not expect Democrats to be able to obtain the 17 Republicans senators needed to convict the former President.

Biden said “The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn’t changed that much.”

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Senate president pro tempore, will preside over Trump’s impeachment trial set to begin February 8.