House Dems Refuse Resolution to Look into Hunter Biden’s Foreign Business Deals

The House Oversight and Reform Committee debated for nearly two hours before voting down a resolution of inquiry to request President Joe Biden to deliver all documents related to his family’s “international business schemes.”

The request would encompass information related to Hunter Biden’s business dealings, which Republicans arguing for the measure suggested could be affecting President Biden’s foreign policy.

“Oversight Republicans’ ongoing investigation has revealed the Biden family has peddled access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves, and unfortunately, often to the detriment of U.S. interests,” said Kentucky Rep. James Comer, the committee’s top Republican. “It is time for President Biden to answer some questions about his participation in his family’s business schemes with some of our most significant adversaries for years, including the Chinese Communist Party.”

Florida Rep. Byron Donalds (R) pointed to reports that Hunter Biden aided a Chinese company in the purchase of a Congolese cobalt mine.

Donalds elaborated that cobalt is used in the production of batteries for electric vehicles, suggesting that the move may have been made in connection with his father’s national initiative to reduce carbon emissions by buying electric vehicles.

“So do you mean to tell me that Joe Biden… had no idea that his son was engaged in the sale of a cobalt mine to a Chinese company at the same time when the centerpiece of Joe Biden’s energy policy is electric cars in the United States?” asked Donalds. “Come on, folks. That is just crazy.”

Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins (R) reiterated Donalds’ concern.

“Who would be surprised that from the loins of the big guy, Joe Biden, a fresh Democrat criminal would spring, Hunter Biden?” Donalds asked. “We’re absolutely going to look into this stuff, we’re going to reveal it for the American people.”

Democrats on the committee fought back, claiming that the resolution was a sideshow unrelated to the tasks at hand.

“This is a nakedly partisan effort,” said New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D).

Speaking of Biden’s family, Maloney said, “None of these people have a role in the Biden administration.”

Ultimately, the committee recommended that the House not approve the resolution.