Hunter Biden’s Capitol Hill press conference triggered sharp criticism from conservatives, as the First Son adamantly refused to face questioning before Congress and boldly asserted that his father, President Biden, maintained no financial ties to his business dealings.
The backlash against Hunter gained immediate momentum after the press conference, with resounding calls for him to be held in contempt of Congress. Detractors dismissed his claims about his father’s alleged lack of involvement in his business affairs as a strategic deflection.3
The House must refer Hunter Biden to DOJ immediately for criminal contempt of Congress. If DOJ declines to prosecute, impeach Garland. https://t.co/hW6KsGa1C3
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) December 13, 2023
Hunter as per usual deflected all blame, bemoaning what he described as efforts to undermine his recovery and dehumanize him, attributing these actions to a supposed politically motivated scheme to embarrass his father—a lifelong public servant. In defending himself against what he portrayed as relentless attacks from the Trump camp over six years, Hunter positioned himself as a target of unwarranted scrutiny.
Hunter’s audacious refusal to comply with a subpoena for a closed-door deposition, is his latest attempt to shamelessly manipulate a public hearing to tell his sob story on television. This strategy has drawn comparisons to the closed-door testimony of Donald Trump Jr. during the Russia investigation, with conservatives staunchly demanding Hunter be held in contempt.
Hunter Biden gave a press conference and then left Capitol Hill.
He refused to cooperate with the investigation into him and his father’s corruption and came here to mock Congress with his stunt.
He needs to be held in contempt.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 13, 2023
Various Republicans on the House Oversight Committee took to social media to denounce what they view as Hunter’s theatrical antics. Reps. Paul Gosar and Lauren Boebert accused him of openly mocking Congress and obstructing justice with his brazen refusal.
Rep. Byron Donalds scoffed at Hunter’s bogus claim of being targeted by “MAGA Republicans,” emphatically asserting that any perceived character attacks were self-inflicted. Others, including Rep. Nancy Mace, raised pointed questions about Hunter’s motives behind refusing to comply with the deposition request.
BREAKING NEWS🚨 Hunter Biden has skipped his scheduled Capitol Hill hearing.
Congress must immediately file a warrant for contempt of Congress and haul him in.
Where’s Hunter??? pic.twitter.com/dWk1toG1E2
— The Trump Train 🚂🇺🇸 (@The_Trump_Train) December 13, 2023
Critics seized on Hunter’s assertion that his father had no financial involvement in his business dealings, deeming it a significant and troubling departure from Joe Biden’s prior statements. The transformation of Biden’s narrative—from having no knowledge or involvement to now asserting no financial ties—has sparked deep concerns and calls for a comprehensive explanation regarding reported bank records and messages referencing Joe Biden’s purported financial benefits.
It’s just the latest chapter in the sordid saga of the Democrat Party’s corrupt political leadership in the White House.