Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calf.) said Sunday the House Republicans investigating President Biden and his son Hunter Biden will eventually subpoena the younger Biden, but only when the timing is right.
When asked by Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” why House Republicans have not subpoenaed Hunter Biden, McCarthy said, “Hunter Biden will get subpoenaed, but when is the appropriate time?”
“Do you do it because television wants it, or do you do it around the facts and the timing when [House Oversight and Accountability Chairman James] Comer [R-Ky.] … I think we should have the bank statements to actually know, where did the money go? So, you would know the questions to ask Hunter Biden,” McCarthy said.
McCarthy announced last week he was moving to launch an official impeachment inquiry into Biden, amid House Republicans’ widespread investigations into the Biden family’s foreign business dealings.
Comer, along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio.), have spent recent months leading House investigations into Hunter Biden’s time on the board of a Ukrainian energy company while his father was vice president.
In his announcement last week, McCarthy said House Republicans “uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct — a culture of corruption.”
“The one thing [the] American public has to understand is, there’s a strategy behind everything,” McCarthy said Sunday. “We only follow facts.”
“To … just to subpoena Hunter Biden because you want to fundraise or you want to do something, that’s not how we’re going to run an investigation,” the Republican Speaker continued.
McCarthy also pointed to the apparent emails that Comer claims show then-Vice President Biden used pseudonyms in emails with Hunter Biden or his business partners. Last month, Comer requested the National Archives provide the committee special unredacted access to these emails.
“We also have 5,400 emails that Joe Biden used as vice president a false name that we have not been able to get yet,” McCarthy said. “Wouldn’t it be smarter in an investigation that you were able to get all of those emails?”
“Wouldn’t you want to know all that information, so you can ask all the right questions? So I think, let them do their job. They’re doing a very good job at it, and let them follow it and take it at the right time,” McCarthy continued.
When pressed over plans to subpoena other Biden family members, McCarthy said he would like to see bank statements before calling them in to testify.
“Remember what [an] impeachment inquiry is,” McCarthy said. “It empowers Congress in a legal ability to the get the information we need. That’s going to be bank statements, that’s going to be credit card statements, that’s going to be family members coming in and answering the questions the American public can know.”
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