Republicans better do this right.
The leading Democrat on the House Oversight Committee has characterized Chairman James Comer’s investigation into the Biden family as an ineffective endeavor. Representative Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, issued a comprehensive 14-page memorandum on Monday critiquing House Republicans’ pursuit of an inquiry into President Biden and his son. This statement coincides with the return of representatives to Capitol Hill after the August recess, during which GOP leaders are contemplating whether to initiate a formal impeachment inquiry based on allegations of impropriety associated with Hunter Biden’s business activities.
According to Fox, Raskin’s memo, sent on the 22nd anniversary of September 11, asserts that instead of focusing on legislative efforts that benefit the public or maintaining the government’s functionality, House Republicans are leveraging their positions and utilizing congressional authority and resources to endorse discredited and far-fetched conspiracy theories concerning President Biden.
In a possible glimpse into the Democrats’ counter strategy, Raskin accused Comer of attempting to create a “false moral equivalence” between Biden and former President Donald Trump. Raskin was a prominent figure in Trump’s second impeachment, serving as the Lead House Impeachment Manager for House Democrats during the Capitol riot proceedings.
Raskin contends that this effort is a transparent endeavor to support Donald Trump’s campaign by drawing an unsubstantiated moral equivalence between Trump, a four-time indicted former president facing numerous federal and state criminal charges, and President Biden, against whom there is no evidence of wrongdoing. Raskin emphasized that if House Republicans claim to be investigating President Biden and not his adult son, the outcome of their investigation is clear—it has been an unequivocal failure in the annals of congressional investigations.
A spokesperson for the House Oversight majority informed Fox News Digital that the committee intends to persist in its investigative activities and argued that evidence was accumulating against the president. The spokesperson asserted that mounting evidence indicates that then-Vice President Joe Biden was a figure utilized by his family for financial gain worldwide. The Oversight Committee’s duty, they claimed, is to continue probing this pattern of corruption and hold President Biden accountable for exploiting his public office for his family’s financial benefit, regardless of the Democrats’ inclination to defend the Biden family instead of serving the American people.
This year, one of the House GOP majority’s primary objectives has been to investigate whether Biden profited from his son’s business dealings during his tenure as vice president in the Obama administration. Revelations from former Hunter Biden associate Devon Archer and other sources have brought increased scrutiny to the extent of Biden’s knowledge about his son’s business activities and the degree to which Hunter leveraged his influential father.
Archer disclosed to Oversight Committee staff and several lawmakers last month that the president was in communication with Hunter Biden on at least 20 occasions while Hunter was with business associates over a ten-year period. However, Archer did not suggest that he overheard discussions related to business matters during those interactions.
Nonetheless, Biden’s supporters have maintained that the extensive testimony and bank records examined by House Republicans fail to provide any evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the president.