Republicans’ Shifting Stance on Investigating Hunter Biden
The stance of Republicans on investigating Hunter Biden has taken a dramatic turn. Last September, Senator Ted Cruz, among other
The stance of Republicans on investigating Hunter Biden has taken a dramatic turn. Last September, Senator Ted Cruz, among other Republicans, co-authored a letter urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint U.S. Attorney David Weiss as a special counsel to conduct the Hunter Biden investigation. However, with Garland subsequently appointing Weiss to this role, Cruz has now labeled Weiss as a “wildly inappropriate” choice.
Cruz contends that Weiss “was a U.S. Attorney hand-picked to lead this investigation who spent the last five years covering it up.” Curiously, Cruz omits the fact that he was involved in selecting Weiss for this role.
During an appearance on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures, Cruz asserted that Weiss was either complicit in covering up the matter or was unable to prevent the investigation from turning political to protect Joe Biden. Cruz further called for the impeachment of President Joe Biden, Attorney General Garland, and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, even suggesting that the president should “go to prison.”
Senator Marsha Blackburn, who also endorsed Weiss’ appointment as special counsel by signing the letter, now accuses Weiss of being a “collaborator” with the Bidens. She criticizes the plea deal that Weiss arranged with Hunter Biden in June, which subsequently saw Hunter Biden opt for a not guilty plea in July.
It is notable that several Republicans who previously endorsed Weiss are now criticizing his role in the investigation. Similarly, former President Donald Trump, who decried Weiss this summer, nominated him for U.S. attorney in 2017.