After President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, decided to skip a congressional subpoena, the House Oversight Committee recently announced it would decide whether to hold the first son in contempt of Congress on Jan. 10, 2024.
On Dec. 13, 2023, Hunter was scheduled to appear before House committees that subpoenaed him, but instead, he decided to take questions from reporters on Capitol Hill, refusing to face the music.
On X, formerly known as Twitter, the House Oversight Committee wrote, “Hunter Biden blatantly defied two lawful subpoenas when he did not appear for his December deposition.
Next week, we will consider a resolution and accompanying report to hold him in contempt of Congress for violating federal law. Judiciary GOP will also hold a markup.”
🚨 CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS 🚨
Hunter Biden blatantly defied two lawful subpoenas when he did not appear for his December deposition. Next week, we will consider a resolution and accompanying report to hold him in contempt of Congress for violating federal law. @JudiciaryGOP will…
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) January 5, 2024
Although the president has consistently shut down claims that he engaged in Hunter’s foreign, corrupt business endeavors, the House GOP has heard testimony and evidence contrary to the president’s claims.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) said that they had subpoenaed Hunter to question the first son about the evidence that the committees had gathered regarding the Biden family’s corruption, but Hunter never appeared.
“Hunter Biden’s willful refusal to comply with our subpoenas constitutes contempt of Congress and warrants referral to the appropriate United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution. We will not provide him with special treatment because of his last name,” Comer and Jordan said in a press release.
Shortly after Hunter deliberately skipped the congressional subpoenas, the president was asked to comment on the matter, but just walked away.
A day after Hunter’s unlawful actions, the House approved a resolution to launch an impeachment inquiry into the president, with every Republican voting in favor.
Hunter claimed that he skipped the congressional subpoenas because they were private. The first son’s legal team has said their client is only willing to testify publicly.
On Jan. 9, 2024, Hunter is scheduled to attend a court hearing in Los Angeles, California, on tax charges, which include filing a false return, tax evasion, failure to pay and failure to file.