Embattled first son Hunter Biden made a dramatic appearance Wednesday morning at a congressional hearing. The drama only increased minutes later when he and his lawyers stormed out as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) began speaking.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee was to consider a resolution to hold the younger Biden in contempt of Congress.
Rep. Nancy Mace got the proceedings off to a raucous start when she asked “Who bribed Hunter Biden to be here?” She called out the president’s son for “spitting in our face, ignoring a congressional subpoena to be deposed.”
🚨BREAKING: Disgraced first son Hunter Biden storms out of a Committee hearing as Oversight Chairman James Comer recognizes Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene:
"Excuse me Hunter, apparently you're afraid of my words." pic.twitter.com/nEwYRIiE3q
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Biden appeared with attorney Abbe Lowell along with entertainment lawyer Kevin Morris. The latter is scheduled to be deposed by the committee next week.
Democrats rushed to the younger Biden’s defense. Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-NY) proposed having Hunter speak to the hearing, but only his fellow party faithful raised their hands in support.
Then Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was recognized by the chair to speak. No sooner than she could utter “Thank you, Mr. Chairman,” Biden and his cohorts quickly rose and scurried out of the room.
Greene asked the younger Biden as he retreated, “Excuse me, Hunter, apparently you are afraid of my words.” Voices could be heard asking where he was going before the Georgia Republican added, “Wow, that’s too bad.”
Biden earlier claimed that he would only testify publicly and based his defiance of the congressional subpoena on that stand.
The first son failed to appear last month at a deposition that was part of the House impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden. Instead, he grandstanded on the Capitol steps by declaring that the president “was not financially involved in my business.”
GOP leaders correctly noted that closed-door testimony is standard procedure. They offered a public hearing at a later date, but Hunter Biden rejected the proposal.
Outside of the hearing room Wednesday morning, Lowell addressed reporters in defense of his client. “Hunter Biden was and is a private citizen. Despite this, Republicans have sought to use him as a surrogate to attack his father.”
He is indeed a private citizen. But one with unfettered access to the president who raked in millions from countries hostile to the United States. Therefore there are questions that must be answered.