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Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe, January 10, 2024.
United States – Chaos in Congress. A parliamentary hearing on US President Joe Biden's son, a major target of the Republican opposition, turned into a free-for-all on Wednesday, January 10, after the surprise appearance of Hunter Biden.
In the morning, a House committee was debating a resolution aimed at convicting the fifty-year-old of obstructing the investigative powers of Congress… when he stormed into the building surrounded by his lawyers. His arrival at the Capitol was filmed by all media outlets. MSNBC commentators, who you can hear below, couldn't believe their eyes.
Conservatives accuse Hunter Biden, who faces two counts of tax fraud, of carrying out questionable actions in Ukraine and China by taking advantage of his father's networks and name. He is also under fire from Republicans for refusing to participate in a closed hearing before Congress on his financial interests abroad. The president's son calls for a public hearing.
” What are you afraid of ? “
“Who bribed Hunter Biden to be here today?” »It was fired by Nancy Mace, a Republican elected official from South Carolina who ran with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign but distanced herself from it after the attack on the Capitol.
“You are the embodiment of white privilege, coming here before the committee, spitting in our faces, ignoring a parliamentary subpoena to hear you. What are you afraid of ? “You don't have balls”I went so far as to say to the president's son.
“We can hear it now. Let's vote and listen to Hunter Biden. What are you afraid of? »A Democratic elected official responded. Then Arizona Republican-elect Andy Biggs stepped in to urge his colleagues, with a stern look, to stop cutting each other off and not acting like them. “A bunch of idiots”.
Shortly after, as Trump supporter-elected official Marjorie Taylor Greene prepared to speak, Hunter Biden left the room. “What a coward”“, she commented.
The Bidens completely deny these accusations
Abroad, Abe Lowell, the lawyer for the president's son, accused Republicans of wanting to reach his father, who is running for re-election, through him. The November election should pit Joe Biden against the right-wing front-runner, Donald Trump.
With this session, Republicans are intensifying their hostilities against the Democratic president in this election year.
House conservatives have also launched an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden, whom they accuse of using his influence while vice president of Barack Obama (2009-2017) to allow his son Hunter to do business in China and Ukraine. The president, his son, and Democrats categorically deny these accusations.
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