During a Sunday interview, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) confirmed that Hunter Biden will receive a subpoena from the House as the chamber prepares to begin its impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
McCarthy made the comments during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” with anchor Maria Bartiromo.
The conversation began when Bartiromo pointed out that House Democrats previously spent 20 hours questioning Donald Trump Jr. — noting that “they didn’t have any evidence, and yet they brought him in, they questioned him.”
“Will you subpoena Hunter Biden?” the Fox News host asked McCarthy.
“I don’t subpoena anybody,” he responded. “I let committees do their work. The one thing the American public has to understand is there’s a strategy behind everything. We only follow facts.”
However, McCarthy then confirmed that “Hunter Biden will get subpoenaed.”
The House Speaker went on to say it could take time for the impeachment inquiry to get to the point where the committees bring the president’s son to Capitol Hill to testify.
He then pointed out that it was necessary to have all of the information in front of House lawmakers in order to properly question Hunter Biden, such as bank statements — noting that his testimony is not just about getting viral videos to fundraise off of, it is about getting answers.
“When’s the appropriate time? Do you do it because television wants it — or do you do it around the facts and the timing?” McCarthy asked. “I think we should have the bank statements to actually know where did the money go. So you would know the questions to ask Hunter Biden. Just to subpoena Hunter Biden because you want to fundraise or you want to do something that’s not how to run an investigation.”
McCarthy also stated that he believed it was necessary to obtain the 5,400 emails that then-Vice President Biden sent using pseudonyms, which are currently in the hands of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) — as these documents could be critical in determining what questions House lawmakers need to ask Hunter Biden during his testimony.
🚨 Speaker McCarthy says “Hunter Biden will get subpoenaed” at “the appropriate time”.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 17, 2023
Congressional Republicans have been demanding a subpoena for Hunter Biden for some time now, with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) being the strongest advocate for this effort.
This is what the House of Representatives must do going forward:
-Vote on Term Limits
-Votes on balanced budgets
-Single-subject spending bills
-No Continuing Resolutions
-Subpoena Hunter Biden and members of the Biden Crime Family
-Full release of the January 6 tapes
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 12, 2023