Of the many luxuries the majority party in Congress holds, perhaps one of the most consequential is the power of investigative authority.
This was on full display after Democrats, at the behest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), formed the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack. The committee was formed to investigate the events which took place at the U.S. Capitol on the date its name bears. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) quickly emerged as a target of the committee.
However, should the Republican Party regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022, Brooks suggested that the GOP should use its investigate authority to examine the many questionable activities of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
The president’s son emerged as the center of controversy during the height of the 2020 presidential election.
The younger Biden’s association with a Ukrainian energy company came into focus after emails surfaced which many claim revealed that he was attempting to leverage his father’s influence as vice president to benefit his overseas business dealings.
Months after his father assumed the presidency, the younger Biden embarked on a new venture into the world of art. Fox News reports that his paintings hold price listings ranging anywhere from $75,000 to $500,000. Due to his lack of artistic experience, many are sounding the alarm over the potential for influence peddling.
Brooks, being one of those critics, is calling for the lower chamber to form a full select committee to investigate the president’s son for an array of activities he has partaken in.
“While Socialist Democrats claim you can identify as just about anything you want, everyone can agree that Hunter Biden can’t identify as an artist,” proclaimed Brooks. “Despite this, his paintings sell for tens of thousands of dollars. The White House released a report that the art market is ripe for financial corruption. Yet somehow, they claim Hunter is immune from this.”
The North Alabama congressman’s assertion was in reference to a White House report, which indicated that the art industry holds the potential to be a breeding ground for illegal activity. Brooks went on to suggest that the president’s son, through his art sales, is actively placing monetary value on his family’s name.
Brooks concluded, “It’s quite apparent that people are not paying these outrageous prices for the “art”. They are purchasing access to the Biden name. This is nothing new for the Biden family. It is clear that for full transparency, a full select committee investigation into Hunter Biden and all of his scandals, including his laptop, is needed once Republicans take back control of the House in 2022.”
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL