(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Monday, the House Oversight and Accountability Committee released a resolution to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress after he chose to defy a subpoena that called for him to provide a deposition as part of the impeachment inquiry into his father, President Joe Biden.
The brief resolution is calling for the Speaker to take appropriate action for the enforcement of the subpoena which Hunter Biden had previously opted to not abide by.
On Wednesday morning the Oversight and House Judiciary panels are scheduled to hold markups where the resolution is going to be considered. Judiciary Chair (R-Ohio) and Oversight Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) have promised to take further action following Hunter Biden’s decision to skip the Dec. 13 deposition.
Hunter Biden had previously stated that he was willing to appear in a public hearing but had argued that he was worried about how the House GOP could potentially misrepresent him if he provided a closed-door testimony. He further pointed out that Comer had previously stated that witnesses had the option to choose between committee hearings and depositions.
However, the House GOP has now argued that in Hunter Biden’s case, a committee hearing with rounds of questions would be insufficient, and offered to instead release the transcript of the deposition and call Hunter Biden in at a later date for a public hearing.
On the day that Hunter Biden was required to appear for his deposition, he instead opted to deliver remarks to the Press on Capitol Hill.
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