Committee advances Hunter Biden contempt resolution, sending vote to House floor

The House Judiciary Committee advanced a resolution on Wednesday to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress, setting up the full House for a floor vote centered on the president’s son as early as next week. The House Oversight Committee was expected to pass a nearly identical resolution later Wednesday.

The resolution passed the Judiciary Committee along party lines. All Republicans voted in favor of it while all Democrats voted against it.

The vote came after the committees issued subpoenas to Hunter Biden to appear for a closed-door deposition on Dec. 13, 2023, but President Joe Biden‘s son flouted them, instead appearing publicly that morning outside the Capitol building and reiterating his position that he is willing to testify publicly but not in a closed-door setting.

Hunter Biden then stunned Capitol Hill on Wednesday by
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