House Oversight Chairman James Comer argues the Bidens were played after Hunter’s cameo

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) said the Biden family was “at the mercy” of their eldest son's sudden appearance during Wednesday's hearing on whether to hold him in contempt of Congress. he claimed.

“I think the American people understood the arrogance and entitlement of the son of a president,” the Kentucky Republican said in an interview with NewsNation about Hunter Biden's 17-minute appearance at the oversight committee hearing. Told.

The committee voted along party lines to refer the contempt resolution against Biden to the full chamber.

The contempt resolution stems from Biden's failure to respond to subpoenas for testimony issued last year by the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees as part of the president's impeachment inquiry.

The eldest son, 53, has requested to testify in public, but the Republican Party leading the investigation insists he must first take a private deposition.

“He is welcome to appear at committee hearings. After the deposition, any investigation, whether it's a Congressional investigation or an investigation by local government or law enforcement, the end of an investigation. We bring people in for depositions,'' Comer said.

Her eldest son, Hunter Biden, looks on at a House Oversight Committee hearing he appeared on January 10th. Reuters
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said Hunter wasn't being played, but rather that Hunter looked bad for Biden. AP

The oversight committee chair noted that although Biden had indicated he was willing to answer questions publicly, he rarely did so when the opportunity arose on Wednesday.

“He appeared. You heard [Rep. Jared] Moskowitz, you played a clip there that said, “Hunter Biden is here to answer your questions.” “Two minutes later his time was up and I noticed Marjorie Taylor Greene and she was trying to ask him a question and he ran from there,” Comer said.

“So, in my opinion, it was Mr. Biden who was played today,” he asserted.

Comer said the chaotic moment could backfire on Republicans, who are investigating the 81-year-old president's family's involvement in extensive overseas dealings, and increase sympathy for Hunter Biden. He dismissed the criticism.

Biden stormed out of the building Wednesday after attending the hearing for 17 minutes. AP

“At the end of the day, there's a simple question: What did he do to receive millions of dollars from enemies around the world? If he can answer that question, we're pretty much done with him.” said the councilor about the committee's interest in the eldest son.

“We are investigating his father and trying to determine whether Joe Biden is in danger because of the millions of dollars his family has received from enemies around the world. Specifically. I have a question. He said he was there today to answer questions. The first question he had, he jumped out of there. I mean, they said he was there to answer questions. But you can try to create a narrative that I asked the question and he left,” Comer said.



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