Republicans reject Hunter Biden’s offer to testify before Congress
President Joe Biden’s son responded to a subpoena by the Republican-led House Oversight Committee, offering to testify publicly in December. But later on Tuesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer rejected Hunter Biden’s offer to testify before Congress, saying he first had to testify behind closed doors. He said the younger Biden could possibly testify publicly later. The subpoena came in connection to House Republicans’ investigation of the Biden family’s business dealings. House Republicans subpoenaed Hunter Biden, his uncle James Biden, and another business associate of the Biden family.
Why does Hunter want to testify publicly? The younger Biden’s lawyer, who penned the letter responding to the subpoena, accused House Republicans of manipulating the narrative around closed-door sessions. As a result, the letter requested that Hunter Biden testify publicly. House Republicans have said the American people deserve to know whether the president and his family have engaged in wrongdoing. Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., also opened an impeachment inquiry into the president earlier this year. The president has denied wrongdoing. Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty to three felony charges related to drug and gun possession.
Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report in WORLD Magazine about the state of House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry.
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