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 ClintonTrump lawyer argues Democrats have 'absolutely no case' in first impeachment trial remarks McConnell drops two-day limit on opening arguments Chelsea Clinton unveils next 'She Persisted' book MORE said Tuesday that Congress was "doing their job" after introducing two articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign 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 PelosiOvernight Health Care: Justices won't fast-track ObamaCare case before election | New virus spreads from China to US | Collins challenger picks up Planned Parenthood endorsement Why Senate Republicans should eagerly call witnesses to testify Trump health chief: 'Not a need' for ObamaCare replacement plan right now 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.