Biden Won’t Voluntarily Appear At Trump’s Senate Trial

ABC News reports:

Former Vice President Joe Biden is responding unequivocally to a top White House official who said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is demanding a full Senate trial, featuring live witnesses, if and when the House sends over articles of impeachment.

Trump reiterated his demands for Biden to testify in a Thursday morning tweet: “We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is.” Biden said, however, that he does not plan to attend a Senate trial voluntarily.

“No, I’m not going to let them take their eye off the ball,” Biden said outside a campaign event in Iowa Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday afternoon. “The president is the one who has committed impeachable crimes, and I’m not going to let him divert from that. I’m not going to let anyone divert from that.”