On Tuesday, the Democratic majority on the Oversight Committee of the United States House of Representatives blocked a resolution calling for the Biden Administration to hand over documents related to the shady business deals of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
As Breitbart reports, the “resolution of inquiry” was led by Congressman James Comer (R-Ky.), the ranking Republican on the committee. While it was supported by all 19 Republicans on the committee, the 23 Democrats voted against it after only two hours of debate on the measure.
“If the Democrats vote against this resolution, then they are continuing in their coordinated effort to shield a potentially compromised President from necessary congressional oversight,” said Comer before the vote. “We must shed light on the Biden family’s international business schemes to determine if there is a national security threat.”
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who is on her way out of Congress after losing her primary earlier this year to fellow incumbent Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), called the measure a “nakedly partisan effort,” while also falsely accusing Republicans of being “obsessed” with Hunter Biden.
An aide for the GOP minority on the Oversight Committee later told the media that Republicans will continue pursuing investigations against the Biden family after the party presumably regains the majority in the November elections, saying that “Oversight Committee Republicans will continue their investigation into the Biden family’s suspicious business dealings using the power of the gavel to get answers for the American people.”
The efforts to investigate Hunter Biden stem from the numerous foreign business deals that he engaged in back when his father was vice president, most often with the countries of China and Ukraine. Hunter has been accused of using his father’s position of power to influence such dealings, and evidence has emerged suggesting that the elder Biden received percentages of the profits from his son’s negotiations. Joe Biden’s brother, James Biden, has also been implicated in such corruption.