Biden calls House GOP vow to investigate son Hunter's business deals 'almost comedy'
"I can't control what they’re going to do," Biden says. "All I can do is continue to try to make life better for the American people."
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In his post-election press conference, President Biden derided the House GOP's pledge to investigate his son Hunter's foreign business dealings as "almost comedy."
GOP Congressman James Comer, the potential chair of the House Oversight Committee, has said Hunter's business deals in China, Russia and Ukraine pose a national security risk and might have "compromised" the president himself.
Biden was asked on Wednesday for his message to Republicans who are considering investigating his family and, particularly, his son Hunter's business dealings.
"'Lots of luck in your senior year,' as my coach used to say," Biden retorted. "Look, I think the American public want us to move on and get things done for them.
"It was reported — whether it's accurate or not, I'm not sure — but it was reported many times that Republicans were saying, and the former president said, 'How many times are you going to impeach Biden?' You know, impeachment proceedings against, I mean, I think the American people will look at all of that for what it is. It's just almost comedy. I mean, it's — but, you know, look, I can't control what they're going to do. All I can do is continue to try to make life better for the American people."
Comer said in September that the U.S. Treasury Department has refused to provide Biden family members' "suspicious foreign business transactions" that were flagged by U.S. banks.
"We're not investigating Hunter Biden for political reasons," Comer said. "We're investigating Hunter Biden because we believe he's a national security threat, who we fear has compromised Joe Biden."