Joe Biden under fire as House Republicans label probe into son Hunter a ‘top priority’
Republicans in Washington have said they will investigate Joe Biden’s family as a “top priority” shortly after it was revealed the GOP had taken back control of the House. The inquiry would focus on the overseas business dealings of the 46th President’s son Hunter.
The 52-year-old is currently under federal investigation, according to the BBC.
However, he has so far not faced any charges.
The POTUS’ son is not involved in Biden’s administration in any capacity.
However, senior Republicans in Congress hope an inquiry will reveal the extent to which the 46th President was allegedly involved in his son’s business dealings.
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This would also include looking at during Mr Biden’s time as Barack Obama’s Vice President.
Kentucky Representative James Comer, who will soon chair the House Oversight Committee, claimed: “The President’s participation in enriching his family is, in a word, abuse of the highest order.
“I want to be clear: this is an investigation of Joe Biden, and that’s where our focus will be next Congress.”
Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, added: “The Biden Family’s business deals are a national security threat.”
Investigations could also be started to examine Biden’s handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and its response to COVID-19.
Republican lawmakers have also nominated Californian congressman Kevin McCarthy as their choice for House Speaker when a new Congress convenes in January.