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Biden says Trump's impeachment is for Congress to decide

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WILMINGTON, Del., Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said he had believed for a long time that President Donald Trump was not fit for office, but it was up to Congress to decide on a second impeachment of the Republican president after Wednesday's storming of the Capitol.

Biden told reporters that he was focused on containing the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring rapid vaccination and bolstering the economy.

"What the Congress decides to do is for them to decide, but... we're going to have to be ready to hit the ground running," he said, when asked about legislation being readied by House Democrats to impeach Trump for his role in fomenting the violence. (Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt, writing by Andrea Shalal, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)