Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) went after Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) on Thursday, mocking the House Oversight Committee chair for sending out subpoenas in his probe investigating President Biden’s family finances.
The Oversight panel posted a video Wednesday of Comer signing subpoenas for the president’s son Hunter Biden, brother James Biden and their business partner Rob Walker as part of Republicans’ impeachment probe into the president.
Recent developments in the probe have focused on a $200,000 loan the president made to his brother in 2018, according to revealed bank records. Comer alleges the loan repayment is proof of the president profiting from illicit international business.
Moskowitz’s post recreated the video shot-for-shot with the congressman signing a prop “subpoena” for Comer instead, calling him a hypocrite over the investigation.
Moskowitz said Comer himself had done the same, also giving his brother a $200,000 personal loan, according to reports from The Daily Beast on Thursday.
“It has been reported that Comer also loaned his brother $200k. We fully expect James to comply, just like the Trumps,” Moskowitz said on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
The committee has also sought testimony from Hunter and James Biden’s wives, as well as the widow of Beau Biden, the president’s other son, and her sister.
Democrats have argued the revealed bank records show nothing more than a short-term loan between family members made while Biden was a private citizen.
While the GOP has held up the findings as evidence of corruption, it has yet to find a smoking gun that implicates the president in directly benefiting from his family’s international business dealings or making policy decisions as vice president because of them.
Moskowitz, also a member of the Oversight Committee, has continuously criticized Comer’s impeachment inquiry efforts. During the inquiry’s first hearing in September, he called the hearing “awkward” and a “disaster.”
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Author: Nick Robertson