The White House condemned Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) for his “incredibly nasty and inappropriate” comments suggesting that President Joe Biden’s late son, Beau Biden, should have been indicted when he was alive.
During Monday’s episode of the right-wing podcast “The Great America Show with Lou Dobbs,” Comer criticized U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who currently oversees her federal investigation into Hunter Bidenfor not indicting Beau Biden during an investigation into illegal contributions to his father’s campaign a decade ago.
In 2012, Weiss is being prosecuted Christopher Tigani, a Biden donor who “illegally contributed $72,700 to the 2007 Biden campaign,” and compensated his employees for donations made in their name.
Beau Biden, who was then Delaware’s attorney general, recused himself from the investigation and according to the Washington Postno credible evidence was found to show that the Bidens had prior knowledge of Tigani’s campaign fraud.
But Comer argued on the podcast that Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015 at the age of 46, he participated.
“This US attorney … had the opportunity to go after the Bidens years ago. In fact, it was Beau Biden, the president’s other son, who participated in some campaign donations from a person who was also indicted,” Comer, who chairs the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, said on the podcast, the Post reported.
And he continued: “But, you know, nothing ever happened. So I don’t know much about this US Attorney (Weiss) other than he had the opportunity to investigate the Bidens in the past and chose not to. We all know he’s just been quiet for a long time.”
When asked about the remarks during Wednesday’s press conference, White House press secretary Karin Jean Pierre he said, “It says a lot about the president, which is not a good thing, by the way.”
“For him to make the statement he did is incredibly ugly and inappropriate,” she added.
“Instead of House Republicans focusing on attacking the president and his family, why aren’t they really focusing on what the American people put them in power to do, which is to deliver for them, which is to actually work with colleagues them… Indeed, they proposed legislation or proposed policies that will make a difference in their lives,” Jean-Pierre continued.
Joe Biden has repeatedly raised Bo throughout his presidency. Most recently, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) Biden during his State of the Union address last year after reporting his son’s death, citing veterans’ health.
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