According to CNN on the 25th, U.S. President Biden gave a brief one-on-one interview to CNN on the West Wing of the White House on the 25th and made the widest comments on the impeachment of former President Trump since he took office.
“I think it has to happen,” Biden said of Trump’s impeachment trial.
Biden acknowledged that it could have an impact on his legislative agenda and cabinet nominees, but said “if it doesn’t happen, the consequences will be worse.”
Biden said he thought the outcome would be different if Trump had six months left in his term.
But he also said he did not think 17 Republican senators would vote for Trump’s conviction.
“The Senate has changed since I entered the Senate, but not much,” Biden said.