On Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden told reporters that if Republicans were to subpoena him for the Senate impeachment trial, that he would not comply, according to USA Today.
However, the Democratic front-runner may not have a choice in the matter.
During CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime” on Friday, Texas Democrat Lloyd Doggett said that the Biden may be “compelled” to show up through the power that comes with a subpoena, alluding to law enforcement bringing him — and any other non-compliant witnesses — to the trial.
Doggett stated, according to Breitbart, “I think that Joe Biden or anyone else would be subject to subpoena power and could be compelled to come to this proceeding. But there’s nothing that Joe Biden or any of the other witnesses Republicans have talked about have to say about what the president is being impeached for.”
Doggett currently sits on the powerful Ways and Means Committee.
Biden, along with his son Hunter, are at the center of the debacle surrounding President Donald Trump’s impeachment, where the left has accused the president of quid pro quo for requesting details from Ukrainian President Zelensky about the backdoor dealings of Burisma Holdings — where Hunter Biden was employed.
Trump and Republicans can request that Joe or Hunter Biden be present at the trial and, like Doggett said, they may be forced to comply.
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