Republicans in the House are still pursuing an ostensible impeachment inquiry targeting the president, a so far sprawling investigation that has yet to conclusively connect Joe Biden to allegedly corrupt business dealings in which family members of his were involved that have been a key focus for these GOP Congresspeople.
There’s just been nothing conclusive. Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), who’s leading the House Oversight Committee, semi-recently trotted out evidence that Biden had loaned some money to his brother that was then repaid — a series of transactions that still did not directly and tangibly connect the president to documented corruption. The repayment for the eventual commander-in-chief came from his brother. Should Trump be considered substantively connected to Saudi human rights abuses because his businesses have evidently received large sums tied to their government for hosting LIV Golf events?
Republicans are pursuing testimony from the president’s son Hunter Biden, having issued multiple subpoenas seeking to compel his appearance, and the younger Biden is now saying he’ll testify… publicly. Comer and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who leads the House Judiciary Committee, are resisting this prospect.
“You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to see through this: Comer and MAGA GOP have nothing. Zero. Zilch. That’s the only reason they wouldn’t want Hunter Biden to publicly testify,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a current member of Jordan’s committee, said on Tuesday. A prominent Democrat on the Oversight Committee, Rep. Robert Garcia (Calif.), also spoke out.
“After his first hearing disaster, where his own witness testified there wasn’t evidence for impeachment, now Chair Comer is shaking in his boots at Hunter’s offer to testify publicly. Why? Because he knows his innuendo and conspiracies don’t hold up in the light of day,” Garcia said on X (Twitter). Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), on the Oversight panel with Comer and Garcia, has claimed they now have evidence of money laundering implicating the president in reference to that loan repayment — but that’s not substantiated.