The White House on Friday dismissed Democrat calls for impeaching President Donald Trump, arguing that it would only further divide the country.
“As President Trump said yesterday, this is a time for healing and unity as one Nation,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said in a statement to reporters. “A politically motivated impeachment against a President with 12 days remaining in his term will only serve to further divide our great country.”
The White House reacted after President-elect Joe Biden said that he was not personally focused on impeaching President Trump, noting that he would take office in just 13 days from now.
“I think it’s important we get on with the business of getting him out of office,” Biden said. “The quickest way that that will happen is us being sworn in on the 20th.”
Biden said that if Trump still had six more months of his