Hunter Biden Runs Out Of Hearing Over Surprise Appearance

Hunter Biden’s dramatic appearance at a congressional hearing was met with skepticism and criticism. Republicans on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee were considering a resolution to hold the first son in contempt of Congress for ignoring a congressional subpoena to be deposed.

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) accused Hunter Biden of “spitting in our face” and “ignoring a congressional subpoena” by not appearing for his scheduled deposition. Democrats, however, rushed to defend the president’s son, with Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-NY) even proposing that Hunter speak at the hearing.

When Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was recognized by the chair to speak, Hunter Biden and his lawyers abruptly left the room. Greene called out the younger Biden, saying, “Apparently you are afraid of my words.”

Hunter Biden had earlier claimed that he would only testify publicly and used this as a reason to defy the congressional subpoena. However, GOP leaders correctly noted that closed-door testimony is standard procedure, and they offered a public hearing at a later date. Hunter Biden rejected this proposal.

Outside the hearing room, Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, defended his client, saying that Hunter is a private citizen and that Republicans have sought to use him as a surrogate to attack his father.

While Hunter Biden is indeed a private citizen, his access to the president and his financial dealings with countries hostile to the United States raise questions that must be answered.