The Democrats are working hard to keep the Biden family’s dirty secrets from being exposed, blocking their Republican counterparts from investigating Hunter Biden.
House Democrats on the Oversight Committee voted against a Republican proposed resolution that would have forced President Joe Biden’s administration to hand over documents related to Hunter Biden’s business deals.
The “resolution of inquiry,” led by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the top Republican on the Oversight Committee, would have ordered the Biden administration to disclose a number of documents related to the family’s foreign business dealings, particularly those orchestrated by Hunter Biden.
All 19 Republicans on the committee voted in favor of the resolution, but 23 Democrats shut it down by voting against it following two hours of debate.
Comer said that the Biden family is guilty of selling “access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves,” suggesting the family is compromised.
“If the Democrats vote against this resolution, then they are continuing in their coordinated effort to shield a potentially compromised President from necessary congressional oversight,” Comer added. “We must shed light on the Biden family’s international business schemes to determine if there is a national security threat.”
Prior to the resolution, Comer had sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury requesting more information about Hunter and his business associates’ finances to unearth who might have paid for the access his family offers.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, claimed that the resolution was a “nakedly partisan effort” and accused Republicans of being “obsessed” with Hunter Biden, though it’s clear the Democrats are shielding the Biden family for as long as they can.
An investigation into Hunter Biden is inevitable, however, as House Republicans are no-doubt gearing up to investigate Hunter Biden if they regain majority control of the House after November’s midterms as they are expected to.
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has already spoken with top House Republicans about coordinating investigations across committees.
“The House Oversight Committee has expansive oversight authority under House rules,” a GOP Oversight Committee aide told the Washington Post. “Next Congress, Oversight Committee Republicans will continue their investigation into the Biden family’s suspicious business dealings using the power of the gavel to get answers for the American people.”
“Our base wants us to look at Hunter Biden,” a senior GOP aide added.
McCarthy has also been holding regular training sessions for members and staff on how to run an investigative probe. Last month, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) revealed he and his GOP colleagues in the House have already discussed creating a select committee to investigate Hunter Biden.
“There have already been discussions among members about what different committees need to contribute to a select committee to look into Hunter Biden,” Gaetz said.