In a rather comical and over-the-top fashion, Marjorie Taylor Greene from the Republican Party seems to believe that House GOP members have pulled off a grand revelation, asserting that President Joe Biden is now exposed. The conspicuous absence of Hunter Biden from a congressional deposition has sent the Republicans into a frenzy, with Greene passionately demanding that Joe Biden face some sort of political reckoning over his son demanding a public hearing.
In a social media post that seems to border on the theatrical, Greene dramatically exclaimed, “This is an impeachable offense.” The post mirrored the sentiments of House Republican leadership, who, in an equally exaggerated fashion, are investigating whether President Biden wielded some mystical influence over his son’s cooperation with the House’s impeachment inquiry. According to the House GOP’s official statement, these alleged actions could potentially be the grounds for an earth-shattering impeachment.
In a letter sent to White House Counsel Edward Siskel on Wednesday, Representatives Jim Jordan and James Comer suggested, in a tone one might associate with a melodramatic soap opera, that Biden had obstructed his son’s scheduled deposition, all because of a dispute over the venue. The Republicans, in their wisdom, demanded all related documents and communications, as if they were on a treasure hunt for the smoking gun.
Expressing their faux indignation, the Republican leaders of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability felt rather miffed when Hunter Biden, instead of gracing them with his presence, chose to address reporters. The letter ominously warned of contempt of Congress proceedings, as if Hunter’s decision to prefer a public forum for testimony was the greatest affront to congressional decorum.
The letter suggests spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre weighed in at the time suggesting the president was “familiar with what his son was going to say.” Jordan and Comer seized upon this seemingly innocent statement to claim that “Ms. Jean-Pierre’s statement suggests that the President had some amount of advanced knowledge that Mr. Biden would choose to defy two congressional subpoenas.”
The overall tone of the communication conveyed a sense of absurdity and foolishness within the Republican ranks, as they clumsily attempted to navigate the intricacies of their self-made political drama.