Biden calls on Senate to continue to hold accountable along with the nation’s “other urgent affairs”


While in a statement in Wednesday that the House’s vote “to hold the president accountable and accountable” was a bipartisan vote cast by members following the constitution and their conscience, Biden wants to reach the broad spectrum of the economy. and public health initiatives when he takes office next week. He said the Senate should be able to follow Trump’s indictment while working on his agenda.

“This nation is still in the grip of a deadly virus and a billowing economy,” Biden continued. “I hope that the leadership of the Senate will find a way to deal with their constitutional responsibilities in holding them accountable while also working on other urgent matters in this nation.”

The House voted Trump’s indictment on Wednesday from 232 to 197, and 10 GOP MPs joined all Democrats to accuse Trump a week after he was indicted for “inciting an uprising” after disruptors stormed the U.S. Capitol when the House confirmed Biden’s election victory. Marking the first time the president has been accused twice, the process is now before the Senate, which is conducting a trial.

Biden made it clear that not particularly enthusiastic about Trump’s accountability, he listened to the action for several hours. His aides told CNN that the president-elect plans to issue a statement on the president’s accountability Wednesday night, but the timing certainly underscores that the Biden team had other priorities on Wednesday.

Yet the reality is that prosecution will now be another thing Biden inherits from the Trump presidency.

He is still waiting to see if the Senate can continue to hold accountable, in addition to confirmation hearings from the cabinet and the Covid-19 legislation, which he plans to outline in more detail Thursday night. According to his assistants, Biden and his team are working behind the scenes with Senate Democrats – and House impeachment managers – to make the indictment trial as expeditious as possible, although it remains an open question how successful this can be.

At least four confirmation hearings are planned for Biden’s cabinet candidates on Jan. 20, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Candidate for Finance Janet Yellen and Candidate for Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Senators could be called upon to draft legislation on the pandemic or economic mitigation, as Biden wants to raise aid controls to $ 2,000.