For the first time, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called Wednesday for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
NEW: Joe Biden, who has been reluctant to go here for months says of President Trump: "He should be impeached."— Matt Viser (@mviser) October 9, 2019
Trump quickly responded with a customary tweet.
So pathetic to see Sleepy Joe Biden, who with his son, Hunter, and to the detriment of the American Taxpayer, has ripped off at least two countries for millions of dollars, calling for my impeachment - and I did nothing wrong. Joe’s Failing Campaign gave him no other choice!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019
Biden is at the center of the allegations that led the House of Representatives to launch an impeachment inquiry against the president. Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son Hunter, who was on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.
Trump supporters have suggested the elder Biden was misusing his position as vice president under President Barack Obama to protect his son or the company.
Trump released a summary of a phone call he had with Zelensky this summer in which he asks the Ukranian president to "look into" the allegations against Biden.
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters Oct. 4 on the South Lawn of the White House. White House photo by Joyce Boghosian.
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