Top Democrat Rips Apart GOP Chairman’s Case To His Face At Public Hearing


During a hearing of the House Oversight Committee this Wednesday, things went off the rails as top Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin (Md.) began questioning the prior promotion by House Republicans of a now discredited allegation of bribery linking President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian company Burisma.

Raskin called those allegations a key starting point for months and months of GOP-led investigative work targeting the Bidens, at which point chairman Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) interrupted, trying to downplay the relevance of that, pointing to alleged financial revelations. Raskin insisted there was still no proven crime.

“It’s okay for, as Tony Bobulinski said, for China to bribe Joe Biden’s family with $9 million?” Comer posited, insisting there’s really something there.

“If Joe Biden took a $9 million bribe from China, why aren’t you impeaching him for that?” the Democrat replied.

Comer eventually veered off topic. “You need therapy,” he said, condemning Democrats for an alleged “obsession” with Russia and Trump, referring in this context to Raskin condemning some of those Biden allegations as debunked and tracing to Russian intelligence-tied sources.

The emphatic back-and-forth between Raskin and Comer went on, with the leading Democrat insistent on rejecting any accusations or insinuations of criminal activity actually ensnaring the president, who’s been a target of an impeachment inquiry led by the chamber’s Republicans.

“You have not identified a single crime! What is the crime that you want to impeach Joe Biden for and keep this nonsense going?” Raskin demanded. “Why? What is the crime? Tell America right now. You have the rest of my time.” The Republican provided no specifics. “You’re about to find out very soon,” Comer claimed, whatever that even means. To be clear, there is no apparent confirmation that House Republicans will ever have the votes to actually approve an impeachment of the president, no matter the predictable self-confidence from Comer and other House Republicans.

Check out the hearing below: