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Joe Biden Tells Jimmy Kimmel He Needs to ‘Go Out and Flat Beat’ Trump

”I am confident in the ability of the House and Senate to deal with this,“ Biden says of impeachment inquiry

During his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Wednesday night, presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden said that he’s focused on his “job” of defeating President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, while trusting that Congress will handle the impeachment inquiry.

“I am confident in the ability of the House and Senate to deal with this,” Biden told Jimmy Kimmel. “My job is just to go out and flat beat him.”

“What I can’t let happen: I can’t let this distract me in a way that takes me away from the issues that really are the reason why I’m running,” he continued.

Biden has found himself in the center of the impeachment inquiry, which Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened on Tuesday.

The decision to begin the inquiry came after a whistleblower complaint that the president sought to use foreign power from Ukraine during a phone call for his own political gain. During the call with Ukraine’s president, Trump reportedly pressured Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden’s son; on Sunday, Trump admitted that he had brought up Biden’s family during the call but told reporters that he did so because “we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption already in the Ukraine.”

Biden told Kimmel he’d rate the last 48 hours an “18 out of 10” on the outlandish scale, calling it “bizarre” and an abuse of power. Still, he said, he’s worried about “all the other families who can’t take care of themselves” because “there is much more at stake than whether he is acting so bizarrely.”

Watch video of the segment above.