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.
News — President Biden tells CNN that President Trump's impeachment trial "has to happen." While acknowledging the effect it could have on his agenda, Biden tells me there would be "a worse effect if it didn't happen.” https://t.co/gzuQrWGItT
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 26, 2021