(ReliableNews.org) – President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and Republicans went to war recently. The House GOP issued a subpoena ordering him to testify behind closed doors but the POTUS’ son refused. Now, a lawmaker has said he could face jail time.
On December 13, Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA) appeared on Newsmax’s “American Agenda” to discuss the younger Biden’s testimony. He said, “Hunter is used to doing whatever he wants,” but made it clear that he will be expected to follow Congress’ order to testify. Meuser said if the first son refused “he’ll go to jail.”
Later that day, Hunter did refuse. He held a press conference on Capitol Hill. He told reporters he was on the Hill and willing to testify, but would only do so in a public hearing. Hunter accused the GOP of not wanting “an open process where Americans can see their tactics […] or hear what [he has] to say.”
The president’s son said his dad “was not financially involved” in his business when he was a lawyer, partner with a Chinese businessman, or a Burisma board member. He accused Republicans of trying to turn his father’s love for him into something dirty, of mocking his addiction recovery, and of displaying naked images of him at public congressional hearings.
Republicans can send a referral to the Department of Justice to hold Hunter in criminal contempt of Congress. Attorney General Merrick Garland would then have to decide whether to charge him with a crime. In 2022, the DOJ tried conservative Steve Bannon with contempt of Congress for refusing to sit for a deposition. He was later convicted and sentenced to four months in jail.
House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-KY) and House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) released a statement saying they are going to seek to hold Hunter Biden in contempt. It’s not clear how the Department of Justice will respond if the GOP’s motion makes it that far.
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