Hunter Biden made an unexpected appearance on Capitol Hill Wednesday at the House Oversight Committee’s markup on a resolution to hold Biden in contempt of congress.
The Republican-led House Oversight and Judiciary Committees are seeking to bring a resolution to hold the president’s son in contempt of congress for defying a subpoena, under which Biden was supposed to appear for a closed-door deposition in mid-December.
Instead of complying with the subpoena, Hunter Biden held a press conference on Dec. 13. on Capitol Hill.
Biden and his legal team have told House Republicans that he is willing to testify before Congress, but only if it is in public — not a closed-door deposition.
Wednesday’s markup hearing became chaotic when Rep. Nancy Mace, (R-S.C.) accused Biden of being “the epitome of white privilege,” and “spitting in our face, ignoring a congressional subpoena to be deposed.”
Rep. Mace called for Hunter Biden to be arrested on the spot for defying the subpoena.
“What are you afraid of? You have no balls to come up there and –” Rep. Mace said before being interrupted for a point of order by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.).
When House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) recognized Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Hunter Biden stood up and stormed out of the hearing.
As Biden was leaving the hearing, a reporter asked him “Hunter–what’s your favorite kind of crack?” and “are you on crack today?”
A second reporter can be heard asking Hunter Biden why he called his father during meetings with his business partners.
“Do you have a dad? Does he call you? Do you answer the phone?” Hunter responded to the reporter.
Biden told NBC News shortly after leaving the Oversight Committee hearing that he would testify today if asked.