Even Republicans are criticizing the House Oversight Committee’s first Biden impeachment inquiry hearing on Wednesday as even their star witness undercut their claims.
House Republicans have accused Joe Biden of profiting off his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings overseas or was improperly influenced by them while serving as vice-president.
House Republicans have yet to show any evidence linking Biden to his son’s alleged wrongdoings, a fact their star witness Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University Law School professor, pointed out at the hearing.
“I have previously stated that, while I believe that an impeachment inquiry is warranted, I do not believe that the evidence currently meets the standard of a high crime and misdemeanor needed for an article of impeachment,” Turley said.
Forensic accountant Bruce Dubinsky, another one of the GOP witnesses, said there wasn’t enough evidence yet for him to conclude that there was “corruption” by the Bidens.
The witnesses’ testimony frustrated some Republicans who slammed the committee, according to CNN.
“Picking witnesses that refute House Republicans arguments for impeachment is mind blowing. This is an unmitigated disaster,” a senior Republican aide told CNN reporter Melanie Zanona.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) was also not happy with the responses Turley gave to her questions and reportedly complained to an aide that Turley was a “crappy witness” and she shouldn’t have asked him a question.