Leading Dem Blasts House Republicans: They’re ‘Getting Absolutely Nothing Done’

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In a recent discussion on MSNBC, Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.) blasted Republicans in the House for what he described as them getting just “nothing done.” Goldman, who serves on the House Oversight Committee, was speaking amid growing outrage at the GOP’s persistence in their impeachment inquiry targeting President Joe Biden even as its credibility takes hit after hit.

“And so you have the dichotomy of them pushing this Hunter Biden bogus story that at this point is just harassment of Hunter Biden versus doing nothing for the American people — getting absolutely nothing done. Not solving the border crisis, not bringing national security funding to the floor, not funding our government. And it’s so clear that all these Republicans can do is politics,” Goldman, who was involved as a lawyer in the first impeachment of then-President Donald Trump, said.

Hunter Biden recently sat for a Congressional deposition during which he was consistent in asserting that his father, President Joe Biden, was not connected to his business dealings — a key subject of Republicans’ investigative push.

The investigation has reached so far it’s touched on the younger Biden’s recent career in contemporary art, and House investigators questioned the owner of the art gallery currently representing Hunter. Republicans were running with the idea that Hunter Biden’s artistic output could be part of what they’ve deemed “influence peddling” on the Bidens’ part, though there’s apparently no clear evidence connecting the president, financially or otherwise, to the art sales.

Republicans went so far that they criticized Hunter Biden’s artwork. “The Committees must understand the nature of Hunter Biden’s art endeavor. Indeed, the high-dollar sales of paintings by a novice like Hunter Biden raise considerable suspicion given his years of peddling access to his father and capitalizing on the Biden name,” Republicans including Reps. James Comer (Ky.) and Jim Jordan (Ohio) recently wrote, though prices they cited for Hunter’s pieces were relatively routine for contemporary art sales.