US President-elect, Joe Biden has sent a message to the Senate after the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
Biden asked the Senate to conduct Trump’s impeachment trial while simultaneously handling other critical issues.
Biden does not want issues surrounding the current administration to slow down his government when he takes office next week.
He said the Senate needs to be able to follow through on the outgoing President’s impeachment trial while working on his agenda.
“This nation also remains in the grip of a deadly virus and a reeling economy,” Biden’s statement after Trump’s impeachment on Wednesday added.
“I hope that the Senate leadership will find a way to deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation.”
The House voted 232 to 197 on Wednesday, a week after the deadly Capitol attack, to impeach Trump, on the charge that he incited the violence.
The House Democrats were able to secure the support of 10 GOP lawmakers to impeach Trump.
After the November 3 presidential election, Trump had continued to make comments worthy of rising tensions and resulting to violence.
In a plot to stop the Congress from certifying the President-elect, Trump was said to have incited his supporter to launch a deadly attack on the US Capitol.