WASHINGTON — President Biden will not tune into former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial as a result of he is just too busy, he advised reporters on Tuesday as proceedings acquired underway.
“I’m not,” Biden mentioned within the Oval Workplace when requested if he would watch the trial. “I advised you earlier than, I have a job.”
The Biden administration has tried to distance itself from the partisan proceedings, as a substitute specializing in its legislative agenda, which incorporates a $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue bundle.
“We’ve already misplaced over 450,000 folks and we’re going to lose a complete lot extra if we don’t act and act decisively and shortly,” Biden mentioned throughout a assembly with the nation’s high CEOs.
“Lots of youngsters are going to mattress hungry. Lots of households are food-insecure. They’re in hassle. That’s my job,” he added.
The president, who spent 36 years in Congress as a senator from Delaware, mentioned he trusted his colleagues on Capitol Hill to deal with the matter.
“The Senate has their job and they’re about to start it and I’m positive they’ll conduct themselves properly. That’s all I’m going to have to say about impeachment,” Biden mentioned.
Earlier Tuesday, White Home spokeswoman Jen Psaki mentioned the president would not “opine” on whether or not it was constitutional for Congress to question Trump since he has left workplace.
The previous commander-in-chief was impeached by the Home final month on the only cost that he incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Trump’s attorneys argue that he by no means issued a name to arms throughout his fiery speech to supporters forward of the siege and mentioned the FBI knew for days of a risk in opposition to the Capitol.