Hunter Biden pulled a shocker on Wednesday after the first son refused to show up for his scheduled testimony.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) issued a subpoena to Hunter to appear before Congress asking the first son to appear before the committee for a deposition.
The first son delivered a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning where he stated that he would not give a deposition. The first son maintained that he would only testify before Comer’s committee in a public hearing.
“I’m here today to answer at a public hearing any legitimate questions Chairman Comer and the House Oversight Committee may have for me,” Hunter Biden told reporters behind the Capitol Building. “I’m here today to make sure that the House committee’s illegitimate investigations of my family did not proceed on distortions, manipulated evidence, and lies.”
Despite multiple evidence linking President Joe Biden to the first son’s corrupt practices, Hunter maintained that his father played no role in any of his business dealings.
“Let me state as clearly as I can. My father was not financially involved in my business, not as a practicing lawyer, not as a board member of Burisma, not my partnership with a Chinese private businessman, not my investments at home or abroad, and certainly not as an artist,” Hunter said before storming out of the press conference in a limousine.
Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon were indicted on contempt charges for not complying with the ILLEGITIMATE J6 Committee. There was no basis to comply with the Democrats' fake committee.
I believe Hunter Biden should be held in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the…
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) December 13, 2023
Comer and House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) responded to the first son in a joint press conference. Both men vowed to initiate contempt of Congress proceedings against Hunter.
“We will not provide special treatment because his last name is Biden,” Comer and Jordan wrote. “As our committees were today prepared to depose Hunter Biden, he chose to make a public statement on Capitol Hill instead where he said his father, Joe Biden, was not financially involved in his family’s business dealings. Evidence shows Joe Biden met with Hunter’s business associates and his name was at the center of the family business strategy.”
"We're disappointed that [Hunter Biden] didn't show up…We'll also…look at contempt proceedings as we move forward!" pic.twitter.com/Hj5nDL7SOD
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 13, 2023
Hunter could face a fine of $100,000 and up to one year in jail if prosecuted and convicted of contempt of Congress.