Biden: I hope Dems don't move to impeach Trump if they retake the House
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUkrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden campaign taps foreign policy vet Nicholas Burns as adviser: report MORE said Wednesday he doesn't believe Democrats should move to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE if they retake control of the House in next month's midterms.

"I hope they don’t. I don’t think there’s a basis for doing that right now," Biden told "CBS This Morning."

Biden, who is viewed as a potential 2020 candidate for president, argued that Democrats should let special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThis week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Top Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction MORE conclude his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and issue a report on his findings.


He added that there are more pressing issues to address, such as what he views as attacks on unions and neglect of the Environmental Protection Agency.

"There are so many things to attend to immediately," Biden said. "Let's see where the investigation takes us."

Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in the House in next month's midterms to reclaim the majority.

Some liberals have pushed for the party to make impeachment a priority if in fact Democrats secure a majority, but party leaders have repeatedly said the issue is not at the top of their agenda.

Instead, top Democrats have said they intend to focus on campaign finance reform, and would launch investigations into issues involving the president if they took over the House.

Some party members previously moved to introduce articles of impeachment against the president, but the measure failed overwhelmingly.