Hunter Biden appears to be in the crosshairs following the election of GOP House Speaker Mike Johnson, who has suggested that Joe Biden’s scandal-ridden son should testify before Congress.
In a recent Fox News interview, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) hinted at the possibility of subpoenaing Hunter Biden. Johnson had already made it clear that he would push forward with the House impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
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“I’m looking at that. I think that desperate times call for desperate measures, and that perhaps is overdue,” Speaker Johnson stated when asked about subpoenaing Hunter Biden. He also noted that he was consulting with legal advisors, emphasizing his commitment to moving forward with investigations.
“We’re trying to move forward on some of this very aggressively. I think the American people are owed these answers. And I think our suspicions about all this, the evidence that we have gathered so far, as you know, is affirming what many of us feared may be the worst,” Johnson added, referring to allegations of corruption and influence peddling by the Bidens.
This development follows former Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s announcement last month of initiating a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden. House Republicans, led by Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), have been conducting extensive investigations into Hunter Biden’s international business activities.
These investigations have focused on Hunter Biden’s role on the board of a Ukrainian energy company during his father’s vice presidency. Republican leaders argue that Biden and his family benefited financially from these foreign business transactions, influenced by Biden’s political position.
However, as The Hill’s report points out, these investigations have yet to substantiate direct financial gains for President Biden from his son’s business dealings or demonstrate any policy decisions directly influenced by these transactions.
The previous ousting of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy briefly delayed House GOP investigations into the Biden family.