President Joe Biden will not be among the expected millions of Americans viewing the U.S. Senate’s second impeachment trial of Donald Trump over the former president’s alleged role in the U.S. Capitol insurrection on January 6.
” I am not,” Biden told press reporters Tuesday when asked if he ‘d be tuning in. “The Senate has their task and they are about to begin it and I make sure they are going to conduct themselves well. That’s all I am going to state about impeachment.”
Biden has actually spent recent weeks preventing taking a firm stance on impeachment– or even really acknowledging it much.
” Joe Biden is the president– he’s not an expert,” White Home press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday as the trial began less than two miles away at the U.S. Capitol. “He’s not going to opine on the back-and-forth arguments, nor is he watching them that happening in the Senate.”
Trump deals with conviction and a possible restriction on seeking future office after countless his fans stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to disrupt the certification of Biden’s election. Trump, who pointed out baseless claims of widespread citizen fraud and refused to yield the race for weeks, had actually advised people to take a trip to Washington, D.C. for a “wild” demonstration and spoke at a rally leading up to the Capitol siege.
The House Democrats who are leading the prosecution’s case versus Trump opened Tuesday’s trial with a dramatic 13- minute video montage of violent scenes from the day. While the tense video and impeachment arguments trended on Twitter, the Biden administration didn’t appear to acknowledge them online.