Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has reportedly voiced his support for a possible investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his questionable conduct regarding Ukraine, the Daily Caller reports.
The reports first surfaced in a Washington Post piece that cited three unnamed sources who were “familiar with the conversations” that Johnson reportedly had with some of his Senate colleagues. When asked about the conversation in question, Johnson said that “we have and will continue to gather information…on alleged misconduct with government agencies.”
Biden’s actions towards Ukraine as vice president have come under heavy scrutiny in recent weeks, with the “whistleblower” complaints against President Donald Trump only forcing mainstream media coverage of Biden’s actions, about which President Trump voiced his concern to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
As vice president in 2016, then-Vice President Biden demanded that the Ukrainian government fire then-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the suspicious business dealings of energy company Burisma Holdings, of which Biden’s son Hunter was a board member. It is widely believed that Biden did so in order to protect his son, and went so far as to threaten to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine if Shokin was not fired.