Biden: I hope Dems don't move to impeach Trump if they retake the House
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenMcAuliffe says he won't run for president in 2020 Ex-Obama campaign manager: Sanders can't beat Trump Trump says he'd like to run against Buttigieg MORE said Wednesday he doesn't believe Democrats should move to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report 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 Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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.