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Trump impeachment trial has to happen: Biden

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing an Executive Order in the South Court Auditorium at the White House on January 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. / AFP / JIM WATSON

US President Joe Biden says the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump “has to happen.”

The new American leader made the comments in an interview with CNN as the Democratic majority Senate was preparing to hold Trump accountable for inciting a violent insurrection.

“I think it has to happen,” the former Vice President said of the impeachment trial, set to begin Feb. 8. "The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn't changed that much.”

Trump marked a new first in US history by becoming the only president that has ever been impeached twice.

The former president cheered his supporters to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6 as the lawmakers were holding a session to certify Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

American authorities have also vowed to arrest those who were behind the breach of the Capitol, which left several people dead.

Michael Sherwin, the acting US Attorney for DC, said in a statement earlier in January that the United States is “resolute in our commitment to holding accountable anyone responsible for these disgraceful criminal acts, and to anyone who might be considering engaging in or inciting violence in the coming weeks – know this: you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Trump and his supporters, who have refused to acknowledge Biden as the president, are being further isolated as the liberals begin to take their grip on power.

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