Washington: Former US Vice President Joe Biden said he hopes that the Democrats do not move to impeach President Donald Trump if they win a majority in the House of Representatives after the mid-term elections in November. Also Read - Anti-Malarial Drug Hydroxychloroquine Ineffective on USA's COVID-19 Patients, Researchers Find Higher Death Risk
In an interview with the CBS News on Wednesday, Biden said that the Democrats must wait for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings in the Russia probe before making a move on Trump, reports Efe news. Also Read - Last Standing Woman, Elizabeth Warren Quits US Presidential Race After Super Tuesday Turnout
“I hope they don’t. I don’t think there’s a basis for doing that right now… Let’s see where the investigation takes us,” Biden said. Also Read - Talks on Mediation Over Kashmir Issue Unlikely to Come up During Trump's Visit: Govt Sources
The former Vice President (2009-2017) was also not in favour of pressurising Mueller to conclude the investigation before the Nov.6 poll date.
“You don’t put an arbitrary end to it. You wait till it’s finished, and let’s see what it has to say,” Biden added.
According to the Constitution, an impeachment of a President requires a majority vote in its favour in the lower chamber of Congress.
The House of Representatives is currently dominated by the Republicans.
Impeachment requires a two-thirds majority in the Senate, the upper chamber.
A majority of surveys forecast a majority gain for the Democrats in the House of Representatives in the November 6 mid-terms but a Republican majority in the Senate is also most likely.
Biden has begun raising money and is considered one of the top Democratic candidates to prevent Trump from taking office for a second term in 2020.