Bill Clinton says Congress doing its job on Trump impeachment

Bill Clinton says Congress doing its job on Trump impeachment
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Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonGOP brushes back charges of hypocrisy in Supreme Court fight Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight Sunday shows - Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death dominates MORE said Tuesday that Congress was "doing their job" after introducing two articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE

Asked about the articles of impeachment, Clinton told Fox News, "They also said they were going to support the Mexico-Canada trade deal. I think they're doing what they're doing. They're doing their job as they see it and we should wait to see it unfold and the rest of us should go about our jobs.

“Congress is doing what they believe is right,” he added while touring a Clinton Foundation program in New York City.


House Democrats on Tuesday introduced two articles of impeachment accusing Trump of abusing power in his dealings with Ukraine and obstructing Congress during the impeachment inquiry.

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally CDC causes new storm by pulling coronavirus guidance Overnight Health Care: CDC pulls revised guidance on coronavirus | Government watchdog finds supply shortages are harming US response | As virus pummels US, Europe sees its own spike MORE later said that Congress would be "delinquent" if it did not impeach the president, while Trump blasted the probe as a "witch hunt."

Pelosi also announced support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement Tuesday. 

Clinton himself was impeached in 1998 and was accused of lying under oath and obstructing justice, but was acquitted in a Senate trial.

If Trump is impeached, more than two-thirds of the Senate would need to vote for his removal in order for him to be kicked out of office.