Republicans secured a narrow House majority in this year’s midterm elections, and some are ready to begin investigating alleged corruption on the part of President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
While the White House has dismissed those allegations as “conspiracy theories,” critics say the evidence suggests otherwise.
Contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop raise suspicions
Ian Sams serves as a spokesman for the White House Counsel’s office, and according to the New York Post, he lashed out at the GOP on Thursday for going after the First Family while ignoring the problems that affect voters.
“Instead of working with President Biden to address issues important to the American people, like lower costs, congressional Republicans’ top priority is to go after President Biden with politically motivated attacks chock full of long-debunked conspiracy theories,” Sams asserted.
“President Biden is not going to let these political attacks distract him from focusing on Americans’ priorities, and we hope congressional Republicans will join us in tackling them instead of wasting time and resources on political revenge,” he added.
However, the Post’s editorial board argued that the “undisputed facts” found on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop are far from having been debunked.
“Hunter Biden courted clients from China to Ukraine to Russia while his father was vice president,” the editorial board members pointed out. “He was paid mind-boggling sums though, by his own admission, he was an irresponsible drug addict.”
“Despite having no expertise in energy, he worked with a Chinese energy conglomerate and was even gifted a diamond by its communist government-connected executive,” they continued, adding, “The Bidens’ finances were commingled, with Hunter’s money going to pay Joe’s bills.”
Some newly elected Republicans are wary of focusing on the Biden family
Still, the Post noted that not all members of the new Republican majority are especially eager to focus on corruption allegations.
They include George Santos, who won last week in New York’s 3rd congressional district. The Post quoted him as telling Fox News, “If parts of our party want to go into these investigations, that’s their prerogative.”
“I don’t want to waste my time in Washington engaging in hyper-partisan issues. I want to come here to deliver results,” he continued.
“We can be part of investigations, so long as it doesn’t clutter and sway us from the goal, which is making Americans’ lives better or not worse.”