Hunter Biden To Be Held In Contempt Of Congress
House Republicans will be holding Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress for his refusal to show up for a closed-door hearing as part of Republican’s investigation into the Biden family.
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House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY) revealed this in a news release, announcing that his committee and the House Judiciary Committee would be holding a markup meeting on Jan. 10 to consider a resolution to hold Hunter in contempt of Congress. The meeting will hold at the Rayburn House Office Building.
In the news release, Comer and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) spoke about Hunter’s refusal to submit to the closed-door hearing, which House investigators had hoped would shed light on President Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s influence peddling schemes.
“Our investigation has produced significant evidence suggesting President Biden knew of, participated in, and benefitted from his family cashing in on the Biden name. We planned to question Hunter Biden about this record of evidence, but he blatantly defied two lawful subpoenas, choosing to read a prepared statement outside of the Capitol instead of appearing for testimony as required,” the two House leaders wrote.
Promising not to give the president’s son preferential treatment, Comer and Jordan added that Hunter’s defiance “constitutes contempt of Congress and warrants referral to the appropriate United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution.”
Comer’s news release comes amid investigation into whether Biden instructed or encouraged Hunter to refuse to comply with the request for the closed-door deposition.
On Dec. 13, Hunter refused to appear for a closed-door interview requested by House Republicans. While he showed up at the Capitol Building, he was there for the press, through whom he challenged GOP lawmakers and asked for a public hearing instead.
“Republicans do not want an open process where Americans can see their tactics, expose their baseless inquiry, or hear what I have to say. What are they afraid of? I am here,” he said.
Comer, who has said that he does not have a problem with Biden appearing for a public hearing as long as he attends the closed-door hearing first, warned that the press statement spelt more “trouble” for Hunter.
“He just got into more trouble today,” he stated.