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Democrats vote down investigation of Hunter Biden

"This is a nakedly partisan effort."

Published: September 20, 2022 6:01pm

Updated: September 20, 2022 6:33pm

House Democrats on Tuesday voted down a Republican plan to launch an investigation into Hunter Biden.

The House Oversight Committee rejected the plan from their GOP colleagues, who alleged that the Bidens offered "access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves," according to the Epoch Times.

"It is time for President Biden to answer some questions about his participation in his family's business schemes with some of our most significant adversaries for years, including the Chinese Communist Party," Republican Tennessee Rep. James Comer said of the effort.

"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," he continued.

Republicans have long scrutinized the president's younger son over his alleged illicit activities. Among the most notable of his scandals were revelations from a laptop belonging to Hunter which contained damaging materials on the first family prior to the 2020 presidential election. That story, however, was derided as a disinformation effort and suppressed on social media.

Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said Republicans were "obsessed" with Hunter Biden. "This is a nakedly partisan effort," she asserted.

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