UPDATED 11:03 AM PT – Thursday, January 21, 2021
Joe Biden refuses to condemn Democrat efforts to impeach President Trump despite claiming the new administration is focused on unity.
In a White House press briefing Wednesday, Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, told reporters he’s trying to address issues the American people are facing. She noted this includes the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Psaki also commented that the Senate is capable of “doing their constitutional duty” related to impeachment efforts while also working on business for the American people.
“We are confident though that just like the American people can, the Senate can also multitask,” she stated.”And they can do their constitutional duty while continuing to conduct the business of the American people.
It is my somber responsibility to sign the Article of Impeachment against President Trump passed in a bipartisan vote by the House of Representatives a short time ago. https://t.co/xlTntjjIMn
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 13, 2021
The House already voted to impeach President Trump and leaders in the Senate are reportedly considering to continue those efforts.
Psaki went on to say Biden plans to leave the mechanics, the timing and the specifics of how Congress moves forward on impeachment to them.