BIDEN: “'Russia, if you’re listening...' or, 'I would like for you to do us a favor, though,' to the president of Ukraine. 'China should start an investigation.' It is wrong. It is the very thing Washington warned about. It undermines our electoral process. It is un-American. Go to any city or town in this nation or your state. Go to any schoolhouse. Go to any town hall, any VFW post, any football or baseball game and ask the question, 'Is it okay for a foreign nation to meddle in our elections, to spread lies about opponents, specifically at the direct invitation of a sitting president?' The answer is obviously no. As Americans, it offends every bone in our body. The ballot box is sacred ground in America. That is where we make our voices heard. That is where we decide who leads us. That is where we chart America’s future. It is where we fulfill our duty as citizens. It is not complicated. It's called democracy. We believe Americans should decide American elections, period. But Donald Trump will do anything to get reelected, including violating the most basic forms of democracy. It is stunning and it is dangerous because it directly threatens our democracy. This is not hyperbole. It's a fact. No president in American history has ever dared to engage in such unimaginable behavior. With his words and his actions, President Trump has indicted himself by obstructing justice, refusing to comply with a congressional inquiry. He’s already convicted himself. In full view of the world and the American people. Donald Trump has violated his oath of office, betrayed this nation and committed impeachable acts."