House Republicans subpoenaed Hunter Biden, who is willing to testify publicly before the House Oversight Committee.
Hunter Biden’s lawyer criticized the closed-door interview format, suggesting a public hearing to allow transparency.
However, the committee rejected the idea, opting for a closed-door session. (Trending: Biden Shamefully Removes God From National Address)
Biden lawyer Abbe Lowell believes the subpoena is “yet another political stunt aimed at distracting from the glaring failure of [House Oversight Committee Chair James] Comer and his MAGA allies to prove a single one of their wild and now discredited conspiracies about the Biden family.”
“We have seen you use closed-door sessions to manipulate, even distort the facts and misinform the public. We therefore propose opening the door,” Lowell said.
Democrats criticized the decision, with Rep. Jamie Raskin accusing Republicans of avoiding public scrutiny and the truth.
“Let me get this straight,” Rep. Jamie Raskin stated.
“After wailing and moaning for 10 months about Hunter Biden and alluding to some vast unproven family conspiracy, after sending Hunter Biden a subpoena to appear and testify, Chairman Comer and the Oversight Republicans now reject his offer to appear before the full Committee and the eyes of the world and to answer any questions that they pose?”
“What an epic humiliation for our colleagues and what a frank confession that they are simply not interested in the facts and have no confidence in their own case or the ability of their own Members to pursue it.”
“After the miserable failure of their impeachment hearing in September, Chairman Comer has now apparently decided to avoid all Committee hearings where the public can actually see for itself the logical, rhetorical and factual contortions they have tied themselves up in.”
“What the Republicans fear most is sunlight and the truth.”
The committee chair defended the closed-door format, claiming it is “for all practical purposes public,” but Democrats argue that public and private are not the same.